As of April 30, there are now 27,538 COVID-19 cases in Quebec. And of these confirmed cases, the region of Montreal makes up for 13,324 of them. This marks the first time Montreal's case count has surpassed 13k.\nSince the beginning of the pandemic, Montreal has been the epicentre for the virus in Quebec.\nDuring his press conference, Legault announced that in the past day, there have been 98 newly confirmed deaths. This now brings Quebec's total to 1,859 deaths related to COVID-19.\nLegault offered his deepest sympathies to the friends and families of these victims to the virus.\nThe Premier mentioned during the public briefing that Montreal-Nord has a high amount of cases and that they will be testing more often in this area in the coming weeks.\nThe novel coronavirus situation remains "relatively stable" in most Quebec regions, except Montreal.\nLegault reminded us that certain stores in Montreal will open on May 11 and that elementary schools and daycares could open again as of May 19 — if the situation permits.\n"The battle is not won in Montreal," Legault told us. He announced to the public that if suggested health measures are not followed, like keeping two metres apart from one another, these dates will be pushed back.\nBelow, you can watch the live feed of Legault's press conference on April 30.\nConférence de presse sur la COVID-19 | 30 avril 2020Si on relâche nos efforts et que la situation ne s’améliore pas dans la région de Montréal, on n'hésitera pas une seconde à repousser l’ouverture prévue. \n\nPour retrouver une vie plus normale, il faut que la situation soit sous contrôle. Si les gens ne respectent pas les consignes, on n’y arrivera pas et on va rester confinés. \n\nCe n’est pas le temps de se laisser aller. \n\n🎥Suivez notre point de presse en direct 👇Posted by François Legault on Thursday, April 30, 2020\n"If we relax our efforts and the situation does not improve in the Montreal area, we will not hesitate for a second to postpone the planned opening," Legault added.\n"In order to return to a more normal life, the situation must be under control. If people do not respect the instructions, we will not succeed and we will remain confined."\n"This is no time to let go."\nHere's a breakdown of the case count within each Quebec region.\nInstitut national de santé publique\nAfter Montreal, the other regions that continue to be "hot spots" for the virus are Montérégie with 3,230 cases and Laval with 3,163.\nREAD ALSO: Mayor Valérie Plante Is Now Asking Montrealers To Wear Face Masks In Certain Public Spaces\n#COVID19 - Au Québec, en date du 30 avril 2020 à 13 h, la situation est la suivante :27 538 cas confirmés186 509 analyses négatives (cas infirmés)1 684 personnes hospitalisées1 859 décèsPour en savoir plus sur la situation au Québec : https://t.co/fiqW5E4y8R— Santé Québec (@sante_qc) April 30, 2020\nIn total, Quebec has now had 186,509 individuals test negative for having the novel coronavirus.\nStay tuned for more news.