COVID-19 Pandemic – The government presents its daily update

Press Releas

QUÉBEC CITY, March 6, 2023 – The most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19, in the last 24 hours, in Québec show:

  • 319 new cases, bringing the total number of people infected to 1,318,823*;
  • 1 new death, for a total of 18,132 deaths,
    • 1 death in the last 24 hours,
    • 0 deaths that occurred between two and seven days ago,
    • 0 deaths that occurred more than seven days ago;  
      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.
  • 1,671 health care workers absent for COVID-related reasons (preventive withdrawal, isolation, awaiting results, etc.);
  • Hospitalizations and intensive care: due to a change in methodology, data are no longer compiled on weekends. Thus, the data will be updated from Tuesday to Saturday;
  • 4,945 samples conducted on March 4;
  • 325,366 self-declared rapid tests so far, including 274,596 positive: 23 declared for yesterday, including 20 positive.

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


  • 291 doses administered are added, for a cumulative total of 22,934,271 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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For further information: Media Relations, Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, 418 266-8914, [email protected]


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