Quebec has recorded its highest ever number of new COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. If this news sounds familiar, it's because the previous record high was just reported yesterday. \nOn October 6, the province announced 1,364 new cases overnight — up from 1,191 — amounting to 81,014 Quebecers affected by the virus.\nThe daily average cases for the past week is now 1,081, and it's the fifth day in a row that Quebec has recorded more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases.\nEditor's Choice: A City In Quebec Isn't Letting Anyone Go Trick-Or-Treating On Halloween This Year\n\n\n1,364\n\n\nNew cases of COVID-19 in Quebec\n\n\n\nSeventeen more people have died from the coronavirus since September 29, for a total of 5,899 deaths in the province. Public health officials say they've retracted two deaths from the total, which were found to be unrelated to COVID-19. \nThere have been 36 more hospitalizations in the last day, totalling 397 COVID-19 hospitalizations in the province.\n#COVID19 - Au Québec, la situation est la suivante:20 339 prélèvements effectués le 4 oct.22 380 analyses réalisées le 4 oct.1 542 321 cas négatifs le 5 oct.81 014 cas confirmés le 5 oct. Pour en savoir plus sur la situation au Québec: https://t.co/fiqW5E4y8R— Santé Québec (@sante_qc) October 6, 2020\n\nMontreal added 442 new cases on October 6, totalling 35,938 cases in the city. Laval added 98 new cases, a sharp dip from the previous day's 173 cases, for a total of 7,779 cases in the region.\nThose aged 20 to 29 are still the group with the highest proportion of COVID-19 cases in the province, at 16.3 percent of total cases.\nThe province has carried out over two and a half million COVID-19 tests. Approximately 3% of those tests have been positive.