For the Government of Quebec's daily press conference on April 29, Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault replaced Premier François Legault in announcing the province's case count. As of April 29, there are officially 26,594 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Quebec. The previous day, the province had 25,757 confirmed infections.\nSeventy-nine new deaths were announced in the last 24 hours, bringing Quebec's total to 1,761 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Guilbault offered her condolences to the friends and family of these individuals.\nRight now, 1,648 individuals in Quebec remain hospitalized due to the virus, with 222 of them being in intensive care.\nQuebec has seen 6,048 people recover from the novel coronavirus so far.\nIn his Facebook post on April 29, Legault shared that "outside of long-term care facilities, we have all managed to flatten the contagion curve. But if we want to keep moving forward, we must not let up in our efforts to distance ourselves."\nOfficials released a graph that compares the number of deaths per day in Quebec's long-term care facilities to those everywhere else in the province, which demonstrates Quebec being split into "two worlds."\nA live feed of the provincial government's press conference of April 29 is available below.\nConférence de presse sur la COVID-19 | 29 avril 2020On a déjà reçu beaucoup de renforts dans nos CHSLD et ça se poursuit.\n\nMais on continue de demander aux gens qui peuvent prêter main-forte de venir nous aider.\n\nÇa reste notre urgence nationale. \n\nEn dehors des CHSLD, on a réussi tous ensemble à aplatir la courbe de contagion. Mais si on veut continuer d’avancer, il ne faut surtout pas relâcher nos efforts de distanciation.\n\nLa santé publique demeure notre impératif numéro un et la prudence demeure notre mot d’ordre.\n\n🎥Suivez notre point de presse en direct 👇Posted by François Legault on Wednesday, April 29, 2020\nGuilbault announced that there remains a need for personnel in the province's CHSLDs, which has been an ongoing issue in the past weeks.\nThere have been 183,222 individuals in Quebec that have tested negative for COVID-19.\n#COVID19 - Au Québec, en date du 29 avril 2020 à 13 h, la situation est la suivante :26 594 cas confirmés183 222 analyses négatives (cas infirmés)1 648 personnes hospitalisées1 761 décèsPour en savoir plus sur la situation au Québec : https://t.co/fiqW5E4y8R— Santé Québec (@sante_qc) April 29, 2020\nAnd there remain 2,797 cases under investigation at the moment.\nLegault announced on April 28 that the industries of manufacturing, civil construction companies, and retail will begin reopening as of May 4 in some parts of the province.\nAujourd’hui, on vous présente notre plan de réouverture graduelle des entreprises. Notre défi, c’est de relancer l’économie sans relancer la pandémie. 🎥Suivez notre point de presse en direct 👇https://t.co/Rdu1uQEec7— François Legault (@francoislegault) April 28, 2020\nThis will not include shopping malls though, as only stores with outside entrances will be allowed to reopen for the time being.\nStores will begin to reopen on May 4, except for those in the Montreal metropolitan area, where they will begin to open on May 11.