For the fourth day in a row, Quebec has recorded more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19. The results as of Monday, October 5 are also particularly high. With 1,191 people infected in the past 24 hours, the largest increase since the start of the pandemic in Quebec has been recorded.

The previous record was set on October 3, with 1,107 new cases. Previously, it was necessary to go back to April 15, when 1,104 new cases had been added to the balance sheet, to see such high figures, reports the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ)

The total number of infections since this spring is now 79,650.

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Six deaths were added to the total of 5,884, including two which occurred between September 28 and October 3 and another at an unknown date. 

The number of hospitalizations increased by 27 people, for a total of 361 as of October 5. 

The second wave continues to sweep over the province.

Three new towns in the GaspĂ© will officially go into the red zone as of 11:59 p.m. on Monday.

While notable increases in cases are observed there, the municipalities of Nouvelle, Maria and Carleton-sur-Mer will now be under maximum alert. 

This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.

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