COVID-19 Pandemic - The government presents its daily update

QUÉBEC CITY, Feb. 8, 2023  /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 1,306,574*;

  • 4 new deaths, for a total of 17,997 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.

  • 1,806 health care workers absent for COVID-related reasons (preventive withdrawal, isolation, awaiting results, etc.);

  • 1,385 hospitalizations, including 438 due to COVID-19, for an increase of 15 compared to the previous day;

  • 32 people in intensive care, including 14 due to COVID-19, for an increase of 2 compared to the previous day;

  • 8,519 samples conducted on February 6;

  • 323,538 self-declared rapid tests so far, including 272,981 positive: 37 declared for yesterday, including 29 positive.

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


  • 1,717 doses administered are added, for a cumulative total of 22,895,021 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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