Three Montreal boroughs, Ahuntsic–Cartierville, Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, and Montréal-Nord, count over 1,000 total confirmed cases each.\nHere's the complete breakdown of cases by borough and municipality as of April 26.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nThe number of confirmed infections continues to climb in Quebec. As of April 27, the province counts 24,982 cumulative cases with 17,866 active cases, according to the Institut national de santé publique (INSPQ). With 12,034 confirmed cases as of the same date, Montreal, long called the "epicentre" of the outbreak in Quebec, makes up almost half of the provincial total. Three boroughs, moreover, have topped 1,000 total cases each: Ahuntsic–Cartierville (1,007), Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (1,097), and Montréal-Nord (1,110).\nBut despite regular increases in the number of COVID-19 cases, the government is moving forward with plans to reopen schools and businesses, citing stabilization in the number of hospitalizations.\nPremier Legault announced Monday that elementary schools and daycares will open in mid-May: May 19 for the Montreal metropolitan area, including Laval, and May 11 for elsewhere in the province.\nAttendance will be optional, however.\nOn Tuesday, he is set to outline his plan for the gradual reopening of businesses. Non-essential enterprises have been closed since the end of March.\nThe Premier has suggested that these plans could differ by region.\n"We can see that the situation is very, very much under control in hospitals outside Montreal," he said Monday.\n"So, I do not see why we would wait any longer outside Montreal. So, as long as the situation is different in Montreal than in the rest of Quebec, well, automatically, the containment measures may be different."\nNational Public Health Director Dr. Horacio Arruda further explained that the next few days will be critical in determining the deconfinement process in the metropolis.\nOn rouvre les écoles et les services de garde pour des raisons sociales et parce que la situation est sous contrôle. On va continuer d’analyser la situation chaque jour et on va s’ajuster si c’est nécessaire. Voici les détails de la réouverture : pic.twitter.com/GQVAI9CQyr— François Legault (@francoislegault) April 27, 2020\n"The next few days are major," he said, referring to public health officials' evaluation of the progression of the outbreak in the city.\nThe famous "curve of cases in Montreal," he further explained, has currently reached "a kind of plateau."\nThe complete breakdown of cases by borough and municipality as of April 26 is below.\nAhuntsic–Cartierville \n1,007\n \n \n\n\nAnjou \n279\n \n \n\n\nBaie-D'Urfé \n6\n \n \n\n\nBeaconsfield \n25\n \n \n\n\nCôte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce \n1,097\n \n \n\n\nCôte-Saint-Luc \n335\n \n \n\n\nDollard-des-Ormeaux \n130\n \n \n\n\nDorval \n77\n \n \n\n\nHampstead \n37\n \n \n\n\nKirkland \n27\n \n \n\n\nLachine \n155\n \n \n\n\nLaSalle \n485\n \n \n\n\nL'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève \n 54\n \n \n\n\nMercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve \n830\n \n \n\n\nMontréal-Est \n14\n \n \n\n\nMontréal-Nord \n1,110\n \n \n\n\nMontréal-Ouest \n9\n \n \n\n\nMont-Royal \n96\n \n \n\n\nOutremont \n183\n \n \n\n\nPierrefonds–Roxboro \n155\n \n \n\n\nPlateau-Mont-Royal \n488\n \n \n\n\nPointe-Claire \n63\n \n \n\n\nRivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles \n869\n \n \n\n\nRosemont–La Petite Patrie \n629\n \n \n\n\nSainte-Anne-de-Bellevue \n8 \n \n \n\n\nSaint-Laurent \n433\n \n \n\n\nSaint-Léonard \n509\n \n \n\n\nSenneville \n< 5\n \n \n\n\nSud-Ouest \n500\n \n \n\n\nVerdun \n535\n \n \n\n\nVille-Marie \n322\n \n \n\n\nVilleray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension \n871\n \n \n\n\nWestmount \n91\n \n \n\n\nCase location to be confirmed\n604\n \n \n\n\nTotal in Montreal\n12,034\nThis information comes from Santé Montréal.\nCOVID-19 Voici les éléments importants à retenir aujourd'hui 👇 pic.twitter.com/TPu3DgJQHn— François Legault (@francoislegault) April 27, 2020\nStay tuned for more news.