Quebec health authorities reported 1,207 new cases of COVID-19 and 34 additional deaths related to the virus on Thursday morning, bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 128,440.
Of the newly added deaths, seven occurred over the past day.
The province's seven-day rolling average currently stands at 1,220 new cases per day as infections continue to surge.
For the first time in weeks, Montreal isn’t leading with the most new cases. Instead, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean reported the most, with 241 (total 3,607) followed by Montreal, with 200 (total 47,615).
A total of 651 Quebecers are hospitalized because of the virus, 101 of whom are in intensive care.
The total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the province now stands at 6,744.