For the first time since May, officials have reported over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in Quebec.\nThis drastic increase is the latest signal of a slowly worsening second wave of infections in the province. \nWhile no deaths occurred in the 24 hours prior to the report on October 2, the number of hospitalizations increased by 27 for a total of 302.\nEditor's Choice: Here Are The Rules On Travel In Quebec If You Live In A Red Zone\n\n\n1,052\n\n\nNew COVID-19 Cases Reported On October 2\n\n\n\nOfficials did, however, add seven deaths that occurred before October 1 to its tally, for a total of 5,857.\nThe province is trying to speed up its testing and analysis as cases increase\nQuebecers should only get tested if they've been advised to, if they come in contact with infected individuals or are manifesting symptoms, however, Premier François Legault said. \nWith Montreal and other regions in the "red zone," the government has taken steps to close businesses and limit travel. \nThe pandemic is not only endangering the physical health of Quebecers but their mental health, as well.\nA study revealed that one in five Quebecers has developed "pandemic-induced" anxiety and depression. \nAs of October 2, there has been a cumulative total of 76,273 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Quebec.