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Quebec Sees 40% Jump in Covid Cases in 24 Hours

  • Premier limits indoors gatherings starting after Christmas
  • Province has turned into Canada’s hot spot once again
Residents wait in line outside a Covid-19 testing center in Montreal, Quebec on Dec. 22.

Residents wait in line outside a Covid-19 testing center in Montreal, Quebec on Dec. 22.

Photographer: Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg

Quebec expects its daily Covid infections tally to jump 40% in just 24 hours, confirming its status as Canada’s virus hot spot once again as it multiplies measures to slow down hospitalizations. 

Premier Francois Legault said indoor gatherings at homes and restaurants will be limited to six people starting Sunday, the latest addition to a string of restrictions announced over the past week. A report on daily infections Thursday should probably show about 9,000 new cases, up from 6,361, he said.