As the impending curfew looms over Quebec, the province reported 3,127 new cases of COVID-19 on January 8, the highest single-day increase since the start of the pandemic.

It's also the first time Quebec's daily tally of new cases has surpassed 3,000. 

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New cases of COVID-19 recorded in Quebec on January 8

Montreal makes up almost half of the newly reported cases, recording 1,531 new cases of COVID-19 on January 8.

Hours before the Quebec curfew was set to take effect, the province had reached a total of 226,233 people infected with COVID-19 since the pandemic began — 85% of whom had since recovered, according to government data.

The province also reported 41 new COVID-19 deaths, 12 of which occurred in the last 24 hours. Twenty-four deaths occurred between January 2 and 7, and five occurred before January 2.

Hospitalizations decreased by 11 in Quebec, for a total of 1,392 COVID-19 patients in-hospital and 206 COVID-19 patients in intensive care.

A total of 75,123 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Quebecers.

All of Quebec, save for the Cree Territory of James Bay and Nunavik, will enter a maximum-alert lockdown with new measures tonight, including a curfew between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.

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