On Saturday, the province reported 3,127 new COVID-19 cases recorded over the previous day, the highest daily total the province has reported since the pandemic began.
The number is significantly higher than the average number of cases, 2,522, recorded over the previous six days.
The province reported 41 more people have died, 12 over the last twenty-four hours, 24 having occurred between Jan. 2 and Jan. 7, and 5 deaths occurring before Jan. 2. A total of 8,647 people have died from COVID-19 in Quebec.
Quebec also reported that 13,101 people were vaccinated on Friday. Over the previous six days, an average of 5,865 vaccines were administered.
The number of new cases in Montreal nearly doubled from Thursday to Friday, going from 837 to 1,531, which means that more than 80,000 people in Montreal have tested positive for the virus. The 1,531 new cases recorded is also significantly higher than the average recorded over the previous five days, which was 894.
According to the latest figures, Montreal has recorded 80,065 of the 226,233 total cases registered across Quebec, by far the most of any other region in the province. Montérégie is the second highest region with 32,068.
The only positive news among the new numbers is that the number of people who were hospitalized across Quebec dropped by 11 to 1,392. The number of people in intensive care units dropped by one to 201.