COVID-19 Pandemic - The government presents its daily update

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QUÉBEC CITY, March 23, 2023 /CNW/ - The most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19, in the last 24 hours, in Québec show:

  • Due to a situation beyond our control, data on cases is not available today;

  • 2 new deaths, for a total of 18,254 deaths, i.e.;

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.

  • 1,695 health care workers absent for COVID-related reasons (preventive withdrawal, isolation, awaiting results, etc.);

  • 1,267 hospitalizations, including 406 due to COVID-19, for a decrease of 13 compared to the previous day;

  • 28 people in intensive care, including 18 due to COVID-19, for an increase of 2 compared to the previous day;

  • 6,526 samples conducted on March 21;

  • 326,416 self-declared rapid tests so far, including 275,532 positive: 33 declared for yesterday, including 27 positive.

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


  • 2,780 doses administered are added, for a cumulative total of 22,974,003 doses received by Quebecers.

To follow the evolution of the data on a daily basis, consult the open data or
the INSPQ website at or at 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 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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SOURCE Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux


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