There are now 29,656 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Quebec, a jump of more than one thousand cases from Friday.
A total of 1,008 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus were reported Saturday. Health officials also noted 114 new deaths, bringing the overall death toll to 2,136.
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There are now 1,738 people in hospital (an increase of 22 from Friday), with 222 of them in intensive care (increase of 4 from Friday).
Nearly half of all confirmed cases of the virus have occurred in Montreal region, as the number of cases reaches 14,599.