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Thirty-nine new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Outaouais on Sunday, the highest one-day spike in new cases since the start of the pandemic.

Quebec reported 1,079 more people had tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, the third straight day with over 1,000 new cases.

In the Outaouais, there were 39 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 1,485 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Outouais, including 34 deaths.

Health officials say 1,296 of the 1,485 cases involve Gatineau residents.

The previous one-day high for COVID-19 cases in the western Quebec region was 36, which was reported two days this past week.