Quebec Sadly Crushed Its Single-Day Record For New COVID-19 Cases, Surpassing 2,000

On December 5, the province once again broke its record for a one-day increase in COVID-19 cases, reporting 2,031 new COVID-19 cases in Quebec.

This is the first time new cases have increased by over 2,000 in a single day. The previous record was 1,514 on December 1.

The new numbers come just days after Premier François Legault announced that family gatherings in Quebec would be prohibited this holiday season, as hospitalizations in the province continue to rise.

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2,031 New COVID-19 cases recorded on December 4

The province reported 48 new COVID-19-related deaths, with 11 having occurred in the last 24 hours and 27 occurring between November 28 and December 3. Two deaths occurred at an unknown date and eight occurred before November 28.

The number of COVID-19 patients in Quebec hospitals decreased by seven, for a total of 754 patients.

Intensive care units in Quebec released one patient for a current total of 96 COVID-19 patients in Quebec ICUs.

Montreal reported 630 new COVID-19 cases on December 5, a jump from the 400 new cases reported on November 29.

Quebecers aged 20 to 29 continue to make up the province's largest portion of coronavirus cases at 15.5 percent — however, those aged 30 to 39 aren't far behind, making up 13.7 percent of total provincial cases.