As of March 21, there are now 181 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Quebec, which has led Premier Legault to remind us of the seriousness of the situation.\nThere have also now been five deaths in the province due to the virus.\nGet more information about the current situation of coronavirus in Quebec below.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nAs of March 21 at 1 p.m., Premier François Legault announced to the public that there are now 181 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Quebec. 19 of these people remain hospitalized, according to Legault's Facebook post. Through Santé Québec's most recent update, we have also learned that there have now been five deaths due to coronavirus in the province.\nAfter stating the new number of confirmed cases in the province, the Premier wrote in his Facebook post that "we are expecting it to accelerate, this is a harsh reminder of the seriousness of the situation. We are preparing for all scenarios and we must continue to limit our physical contact."\nQuebec's confirmed COVID-19 case count reaching 181 today makes it 42 more confirmed cases than what was announced by Santé Québec yesterday, March 20 at 1 p.m.\nThe region of Montreal now has a total of 41 confirmed cases of COVID-19.\nThe Government of Quebec has taken numerous measures to help decrease the spread of coronavirus within the province, including making it mandatory to close most non-essential establishments, banning visits to senior homes and hospitals, and requesting that all public events be postponed or cancelled.\nYou can watch the live feed of the Government of Quebec's public briefing on March 21 below, or read the official transcription of it here.\nAt 1:30 p.m. on March 21, approximately half an hour after the public briefing began, Santé Québec posted an update of Quebec's coronavirus situation on Twitter.\nSee Santé Québec's most recent update below.\n#COVID19 – Au Québec, en date du 21 mars 13h, la situation est la suivante:➡️181 cas confirmés➡️5 décès➡️1 personne guérie➡️1512 personnes sous investigation➡️9 242 analyses négativesPour connaître le nombre de cas confirmés par régions : https://t.co/OaNGSH8BSO #santéqc— Santé Québec (@sante_qc) March 21, 2020\nThe tweet confirms the number Legault spoke at the press conference: 181 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Quebec. There have now been five deaths in the province, and one person who has recovered.\nAlong with this, there remain 1,512 individuals under investigation for having the virus, and 9,242 people who have tested negative for it.\nQuebec health officials released guidelines for individuals to follow to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the province. You can read about them here.\nMore information on hygiene practices during the pandemic is available on the government of Canada's website here.