QUÉBEC CITY, Jan. 18, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ – The most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19 in Québec show 1,634* new cases, bringing the total number of people infected to 244,348, of which 215,325 have now recovered. The data also report 32 new deaths, for a total of 9,087. Among these 32 deaths, 9 have occurred in the last 24 hours and 23 have occurred between January 11 and January 16. The number of hospitalizations increased by 31 compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 1,491. Among these, the number of people in intensive care increased by 2, for a total of 217. The samples conducted on January 16 amount to 26,831 for a total of 5,451,826.

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Summary Data Evolution Table1

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Confirmed cases



Hospitalizations in intensive care

Tests performed

January 11



1,497 (+61)

221 (+10)


January 12



1,516 (+19)

229 (+8)


January 13



1,523 (+7)

230 (+1)


January 14



1,496 (-27)

231 (+1)


January 15



1,474 (-22)

227 (-4)


January 16



1,460 (-14)

215 (-12)


January 17



1,491 (+31)

217 (+2)


* Please note that a delay in the transmission of laboratory data caused a delay in the declaration of COVID-19 cases to the public health departments yesterday. About 200 cases therefore were the subject of a catch-up and are included in the number of cases announced today.

1 Note that the majority of data are presented according to the day they were entered. They are extracted at 4 p.m. at the date shown and cover the preceding 24 hours. However, the availability of the data on samples involves an additional delay of 24 hours and these correspond to the number of samples taken on the date shown.

2 It should also be noted that the data prior to those of the last 24 hours presented in the column Deaths have been adjusted according to the actual dates of death. This explains the variation of some data compared to those presented in previous press releases. The daily death toll is influenced by the time required for the physician to report the death, the time required to complete the investigation to confirm that the death was attributable to COVID-19, and the entry into the system.

A reminder concerning public health instructions :

To limit to the utmost the virus’ spread, it is important to:

  • frequently wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, especially when you come in from outside;

  • use alcohol-based disinfectant on your hands if soap and water are unavailable;

  • wear a face covering in most enclosed and partially enclosed public places and on public transit;

  • respect the regulations in effect in your region.

Should symptoms appear:

  • self-isolate;

  • cough into your elbow;

  • immediately discard tissues after use and wash your hands;

  • consult one of the self-care guides or call 1 877 644-4545 to find out about procedures to be followed.

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SOURCE Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux


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