COVID-19 pandemic – The government presents its daily update

QUEBEC CITY, March 28, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – The most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19, over the past 24 hours, in Quebec show:

  • 1,614 new cases, bringing the total number of people infected to 959,212*;
  • 1 new death, for a total of 14,325 deaths;
  • 1,115 hospitalizations, an increase of 27 compared to the previous day;
    • 92 new entries,
    • 65 new releases;
  • 53 people in intensive care, a decrease of 3 compared to the previous day;
    • 8 new entries,
    • 11 new releases;
  • 11,964 samples taken from March 26;
  • 128,148 self-declared rapid tests to date, including 101,747 positive: 1,292 declared for yesterday, including 1,085 positive.

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

Vaccination

  • 4,932 doses administered are added, i.e. 4,886 doses in the last 24 hours and 46 doses before March 28, for a total of 18,617,904 doses administered in Quebec. Outside Quebec, a total of 313,037 doses were administered, for a cumulative total of 18,930,941 doses received by Quebecers.

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

Reminder regarding public health guidelines:

In order 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 respecting the instructions in force.

Remember that in case 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 phone code for the affected area) for further action.

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SOURCE Ministry of Health and Social Services

For further information: Media Relations, Department of Health and Social Services, 418 266-8914, [email protected]

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