QUÉBEC CITY, Aug. 26, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ - The most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19, in the last 24 hours, in Québec show:

  • 749 new cases, bringing the total number of people infected to 1,174,312*;
  • 18 new deaths, for a total of 16,324 deaths, i.e.;
    • 2 deaths in the last 24 hours,
    • 8 deaths that occurred between two and seven days ago,
    • 8 deaths that occurred more than seven days ago;

NOTE: As death removals are not shown in the data above, the number of death additions may exceed the number of new deaths for the day.

  • 3,901 health care workers absent for COVID-related reasons (preventive withdrawal, isolation, awaiting results, etc.);
  • 1,918 hospitalizations, including 639 due to COVID-19, for a decrease of 54 compared to the previous day;
    • 114 new entries,
    • 168 new discharges;
  • 41 people in intensive care, including 24 due to COVID-19, for a decrease of 3 compared to the previous day;
    • 9 new entries,
    • 12 new discharges;
  • 12,123 samples conducted on August 24;
  • 281,212 self-declared rapid tests so far, including 235,517 positive: 173 declared for yesterday, including 137 positive.

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


  • 22,946 doses administered are added, for a cumulative total of 20,659,951 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 26, 2022