COVID-19 Pandemic - The government presents its daily update

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QUÉBEC CITY, May 20, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ - The most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19, in the last 24 hours, in Québec show:

  • 612 new cases, bringing the total number of people infected to 1,060,657*;

  • 12 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, for a total of 15,338 deaths;

  • 4,810 health care workers absent for COVID-related reasons (preventive withdrawal, isolation, awaiting results, etc.);

  • 1,493 hospitalizations, for a decrease of 69 compared to the previous day;

  • 51 people in intensive care, for a decrease of 2 compared to the previous day;

  • 12,321 samples conducted on May 18;

  • 209,969 self-declared rapid tests so far, including 172,047 positive: 167 declared for yesterday, including 131 positive.


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


  • 13,086 doses administered are added, that is 12,640 doses in the last 24 hours and 446 doses before May 19, for a total of 19,824,501 doses administered in Québec. Outside Québec, a total of 332,708 doses were administered, for a cumulative total of 20,157,209 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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