The World Health Organization has officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic.
For now, the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is under control in Québec. Community transmission of the virus extends to all regions of Québec. The Government is taking all the necessary measures to contain the contagion as much as possible.
The most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19, in the last 24 hours, in Québec show:
- 626 new cases, bringing the total number of people infected to 1,060,045*;
- 14 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, for a total of 15,326 deaths;
- 5,039 health care workers absent for COVID-related reasons (preventive withdrawal, isolation, awaiting results, etc.);
- 1,562 hospitalizations, for a decrease of 37 compared to the previous day;
- 97 new entries,
- 134 new discharges;
- 53 people in intensive care, for an increase of 5 compared to the previous day;
- 13 new entries,
- 8 new discharges;
- 12,910 samples conducted on May 17;
- 209,649 self-declared rapid tests so far, including 171,771 positive: 212 declared for yesterday, including 173 positive.
*Note that the number of cases listed is not representative of the situation since access to screening centres is restricted to priority clienteles.
- 14,845 doses administered are added, that is 14,160 doses in the last 24 hours and 685 doses before May 18, for a total of 19,811,415 doses administered in Québec. Outside Québec, a total of 332,282 doses were administered, for a cumulative total of 20,143,697 doses received by Quebecers.
It is also possible to consult the Dashboard of the situation in Québec (JPG 369 Kb) (in French only).
COVID-19 outbreak data in Québec:
- Number of confirmed cases by region
- Distribution of confirmed cases by age group
- Active and completed outbreaks by environment
- Number of samples
- COVID-19 vaccination data
- Number of hospitalizations
- Number of deaths by region
- Distribution of deaths by age group
- Situation in living environments for the elderly and vulnerable
- Rate of absenteeism in the education sector
- Number of cases in detention facilities
Number of confirmed cases by region
For these data, case dates are assigned based on the actual time of reporting, which may explain the variation in some data compared to those presented on Québec.ca.
Consult the detailed number of cases by region (PDF 115 Kb). (in French only)
Consult the Number of confirmed cases of variants by sequencing, with enhanced surveillance, by region (in French only) on the INSPQ website.
Outbreak data is accessible on the COVID-19 Outbreak Data page (in French only) on the INSPQ website.
Number of samples
Data concerning the number of samples analyzed are accessible on the INSPQ website (in French only).
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Daily data. Source: Preliminary transmissions by MED-ÉCHO, data reported by hospitals on 4 p.m. The hospital centers selected are the general and specialized hospital centers offering mainly acute care.
The results presented in the following tables refer to the person's living environment. In other words, if a resident is currently hospitalized in a hospital center, the latter will be counted in the result of his place of residence.
The Gouvernement du Québec has made public the report from the Canadian Armed Forces, resulting from their presence in the long-term care facilities (CHSLD’s). To read it, please consult the document Observations sur les centres d’hébergement de soins longue durée (PDF 2.06 Mb) (in French only).
Distribution of the number of daily deaths related to the COVID-19 according to their living environment
The reported number of deaths for the most recent days may be underestimated due to a delay in reporting the death or in the data input.
Source: TSP, MSSS (Updated on May 19, 2022 at 4 p.m.)
Note: A total of 69 deaths does not appear on the graph because the date of death is missing.
The results reflect the rate of absenteeism of students and staff in the public and private school networks. The data is collected from 72 school service centres/school boards and 257 private schools in 17 administrative regions of Québec.
Consult the data on the rate of absenteeism in the education sector (available in French only) (PDF 230 Kb).
In Canada, COVID-19 is a serious health threat, and the situation is evolving daily. The risk will vary between and within communities, but given the increasing number of cases in Canada, the risk to Canadians is considered high. You can find information about the outbreak in the Current situation section on the Government of Canada’s site.
Scenarios for the evolution of COVID-19
At a time when the authorities are considering a gradual resumption of economic, social and clinical activities, the experts looked into the impacts it could have on the trajectory of the pandemic and on the resources to cope with it. For more information, see the page Projections des impacts d’une reprise progressive des activités économiques, sociales et cliniques (in French only) on the website of the Institut national de santé publique du Québec.
You can also consult the document Evolution and projection of the number of active hospitalizations of people infected with COVID‑19 in Quebec (PDF 62 Kb) (in French only). For additional information regarding projections for hospitalizations, see the Risque d’hospitalisation et projections des besoins hospitaliers (in French only) page on the website of the Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS) and the presentation – October 16, 2020 (in French only) of Institut national de santé publique (INSPQ) .