MONTREAL -- Quebec logged 7,874 new coronavirus cases Sunday, a significant drop from days prior, though authorities warn there may be more due to limited access to testing facilities.

There are now 58,287 active coronavirus infections within Quebec. There have been 11,667 COVID-related deaths since the start of the pandemic, an increase of three compared to Saturday’s report.

The mass of new cases comes the same day new gathering restrictions took effect, limiting indoor groups to six people total, rather than 10. 

On Sunday evening, Quebec reported that 614 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, including 109 in intensive care.

Sante Quebec said in a Tweet that these numbers had been underrepresented earlier in the day, as only the discharges were being counted. The admissions to hospital were not included in the calculations.

Meanwhile, two of Montreal’s largest hospital centres have shut their doors to visitors in several departments in an effort to limit the spread of Omicron.