QUÉBEC CITY, Aug. 18, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ - The most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19, in the last 24 hours, in Québec show:

  • 1 157 new cases, bringing the total number of people infected to 1,167,547*;
  • 16 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, for a total of 16,195 deaths;
  • 4,331 health care workers absent for COVID-related reasons (preventive withdrawal, isolation, awaiting results, etc.);
  • 2,011 hospitalizations, including 682 due to COVID-19, for an increase of 8 compared to the previous day;
    • 159 new entries,
    • 151 new discharges;
  • 45 people in intensive care, including 22 due to COVID-19, for a decrease of 5 compared to the previous day;
    • 6 new entries,
    • 11 new discharges;
  • 12,994 samples conducted on August 16;
  • 277,829 self-declared rapid tests so far, including 232,573 positive: 266 declared for yesterday, including 229 positive.

*Note that the number of cases listed is not representative of the situation since access to screening centres is restricted to priority clienteles.


  • 21,631 doses administered are added, for a cumulative total of 20,509,375 doses received by Quebecers.

To follow the evolution of the data on a daily basis, consult the open data or the INSPQ website at https://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/organization/msss This hyperlink will open in a new window. or at https://www.inspq.qc.ca/covid-19/donnees This hyperlink will open in a new window.. Note that certain data, especially the number of cases, deaths and doses administered, may be subject to daily readjustment for previous days, given that a catch-up is necessary due to a delay in data entry.

A reminder concerning public health instructions:

To limit the spread of the coronavirus as much as possible, it is important to follow basic preventive measures such as hand washing, physical distancing, wearing a face covering and following the instructions in effect.

Remember that in the event of symptoms, it is always essential to isolate yourself and consult one of the self-care guides This hyperlink will open in a new window. or call 1-877-644-4545 (or the telephone code corresponding to the region concerned) to find out the measures to be taken.

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Last update: August 18, 2022