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People wear face masks as they cross a street in Montreal, Saturday, October 3, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

People wear face masks as they cross a street in Montreal, Saturday, October 3, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

QUEBEC - For the second day in a row, Quebec is reporting more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19.

The province says 1,107 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 77,380.

One death was reported in the past 24 hours, however the health ministry says nine earlier deaths are now attributed to the coronavirus, bringing the province's death toll to 5,867.

The number of people in hospital increased by 24 from the day before, to 326.

Of those, 60 are in intensive care, an increase of 11 from the day before.

Friday was the first time since early May that the province recorded more than 1,000 new cases in a 24-hour period.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 3, 2020.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.