In Premier François Legault's public briefing on the coronavirus situation in Quebec as of April 1, he announced what the government has done in the past few weeks and will continue to do in upcoming weeks. Legault said that he has asked Quebec health officials to release, as soon as possible, the most probable scenario for what Quebec will be seeing in relation to COVID-19 in upcoming weeks. And, he announced that, as we reach the first day of April 2020, the most recent confirmed number of cases of COVID-19 in Quebec is now a total of 4,611.

The good news of the day is that there have been no additional people put into intensive care since March 31.

Among other good news, Legault shared with us that the province has managed to free 6,000 beds for anyone who gets hospitalized due to the novel coronavirus. Although he believes we will not need this many. Legault reassured us that we are prepared for this fight, but that we cannot give up.

He reminded us that Quebec is one of the places that test the most for COVID-19 in the world.

Legault also stressed that under no circumstance should you go visit anyone older than 70 for the time being. "It is a matter of life and death," Legault said.

A link to the Government of Quebec's live press conference on April 1 is available below.

In his Facebook post on this same day, Legault added that "Our efforts over the past few weeks have saved us valuable time and allowed us to prepare for what's to come. We must not give up."

Below, you can see Santé Québec's official update of the situation in the province as of April 1.

As of this day, there are 4,611 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 33 deaths due to the virus, 5,770 individuals who remain under investigation, and 65,085 people who have tested negative for having coronavirus.

Another reminder that, on March 31, Legault asked that all Quebec landlords be understanding about the April 1 rent due date by waiting a few days before collecting if possible.

He also reassured all Quebecers that the Régie would not be accepting evictions for the month of April.

Stay inside and stay safe, my fellow Quebecers.

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