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, but the present weeks are critical. Community transmission of the virus now extends to all regions of Québec. The Government is taking all the necessary measures to contain the contagion as much as possible.
The latest data of the evolution of COVID‑19 over the past 24 hours in Québec reveal:
- 858 new cases, bringing the total number of people infected to 287,003;
- 268,645 people have recovered;
- 13 new deaths, for a total of 10,385:
- 5 deaths in the last 24 hours,
- 6 deaths between February 20 and February 25,
- 2 deaths before February 20,
- 599 hospitalizations, for a decrease of 21;
- 112 people in intensive care, for a decrease of 7;
- 28,226 samples conducted on February 25;
- 15,902 doses of vaccine administered, for a total of 418,399;
- 537,825 doses of vaccine have been received.
It is also possible to consult the Dashboard of the situation in Québec (JPG 299 Kb). (in French only)
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Note that the majority of data are presented according to the day they were entered. They are extracted at 4 p.m. at the date shown and cover the preceding 24 hours. However, the availability of the data on samples involves an additional delay of 24 hours and these correspond to the number of samples taken on the date shown.
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It should also be noted that the data prior to those of the last 24 hours presented in the column Deaths have been adjusted according to the actual dates of death. This explains the variation of some data compared to those presented in previous press releases. The daily death toll is influenced by the time required for the physician to report the death, the time required to complete the investigation to confirm that the death was attributable to COVID-19, and the entry into the system.
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Note that the number of doses administered may be subject to daily readjustment for the previous days, due to catching up due to a delay in data entry.
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, analyzes carried out and negative cases
- 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
- Situation in schools
- Number of cases in detention facilities
This table shows the number of daily cases for a 7-day period from Sunday to Saturday, as well as the cumulative number of cases since the start of the pandemic. This table shows data currently available for the period of February 21 to February 27, 2021.
Data presented according to the day they were entered and cumulative data. Source: TSP, MSSS, February 26, 2021, 4 p.m.
Consult the Number of confirmed cases of variants by sequencing, with enhanced surveillance, by region (in French only) on the INSPQ website.
Source: Registre des éclosions, February 26, 2021, 4 p.m.
Note: Results could be underestimated due to possible delays in data entry.
Number of samples, analyzes carried out and negative cases
- Samples taken on February 25, 2021: 28,226
- Analyzes carried out on February 25, 20211: 31,165
- Negative cases2: 2,754,524
1: The most recent daily data on samples and analyzes carried out are confirmed in the days following the transmission of the data. Therefore, a slight variation of these data can be observed over time.
2: Cumulative data. Source: Infocentre de santé publique (LSPQ and supraregional laboratories), February 26, 2021, 4 p.m. The method for calculating negative cases has been revised to exclude people who have received one or more negative results in additional screening tests during the same episode of infection. An episode of infection corresponds to the period of 90 days following a first positive test.
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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.
Situation in private seniors' residences (RPA) (PDF 127 Kb) (in French only)
Situation in CHSLD (PDF 114 Kb) (in French only)
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 February 26, 2021 at 4 p.m.)
Note: A total of 93 deaths does not appear on the graph because the date of death is missing. The moving average is calculated over a period of 7 days and corresponds to the average number of deaths of the selected day, the previous 3 days and the following 3 days. It provides an overview of the trend.
Here is an overview of the situation in Québec schools.
This information does not replace a notice to parents sent by a school principal’s office.
The data come from the province’s 72 school service centres or school boards. These represent 2,740 public schools and 254 private schools, and include: primary schools, secondary schools, vocational training and adult education centres.
This system includes more than 1,300,000 students and over 226,000 staff members.
The proportion of the detainee population with COVID-19 is : 0,57 %.
Number of detainees having died from COVID-19: 1
The data are updated daily from Monday to Sunday.
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 118 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) .