Provincial data reached a near-record high for COVID-19 numbers on October 3, showing the second-highest number of new coronavirus cases in Quebec since the start of the pandemic.\nThe province recorded 1,107 new positive cases on Saturday. It's one of the highest recorded numbers to date, second only to 1,110 new cases on May 1 (barring a computer error that added extra cases to the system May 5).Montreal reported 411 new cases on October 2, for a total of 34,823. \nEditor's Choice: 9 Montreal Stores With 'Click & Collect' For Safe Shopping When You Hate Delivery Fees\n\n\n77,380\n\n\nTotal COVID-19 cases in Quebec\n\n\n\n \nThere were 24 new hospitalizations in the province, for a total of 326 patients in hospital as of October 2. There were 11 new intensive care patients with the coronavirus, for a total of 60 ICU patients in the province. \n#COVID19 - Au Québec, la situation est la suivante:28 778 prélèvements effectués le 1er oct.30 932 analyses réalisées le 1er oct.1 501 877 cas négatifs le 2 oct.77 380 cas confirmés le 2 oct. Pour en savoir plus sur la situation au Québec: https://t.co/fiqW5E4y8R— Santé Québec (@sante_qc) October 3, 2020\n\n \nOne more person has died from the virus, with seven people having died between September 26 and October 1, according to provincial data. \nTwo more deaths were recorded at an unknown date, for a total of 5,867 deaths in the province.\nThose aged 20-29 remain the group with the highest proportion of coronavirus cases in the province at 16.2 percent of total cases. This amounts to approximately 12,535 cases in the age group.\nLaval saw 86 new cases overnight, for a total of 7,411 in the region.