Quebec's COVID-19 case count has seen a rise in 573 cases within the past day. Yesterday, there were a total of 46,838 cases announced for the entire province. And today, on May 24, there are now 47,411 confirmed infections.\nThere have been 44 newly reported deaths in the past 24 hours, which brings Quebec's death toll to 3,984 now.\nAt the moment, there remain 1,435 people hospitalized because of the virus. Meanwhile, 14,331 individuals have recovered from it so far.\nThe area with the highest number of cases continues to be Montreal, as it has been for weeks now. Currently, the region of Montreal has 23,915 reported COVID-19 cases, which is a rise in 222 cases since the day before.\nAs of tomorrow, May 25, certain businesses in Greater Montreal that have their own outdoor entrances will be allowed to reopen.\nLegault has previously admitted his concern for the reopening of things in Greater Montreal due to the high number of cases within the area. Such led to the date of retail reopenings to pushed back twice, but the day is finally near.\nFor an idea of what busy streets in the city are going to be like as shops start to open their doors again, you can read our interview with the City of Montreal here.\nThe Institut national de santé publique Québec has provided a breakdown of each region's case count.\nInstitut national de santé publique Québec\nAfter Montreal, Montérégie is the region with the most number of cases in the province, with a total of 5,935.\nSanté Québec's daily update tells us that there have now been 338,380 people who have tested negative for the novel coronavirus in the province.\n#COVID19 - Au Québec, en date du 24 mai 2020 à 13h15, la situation est la suivante:15 687 prélèvements effectués le 22 mai15 375 analyses réalisées le 22 mai338 380 cas négatifs47 411 cas confirmés Pour en savoir plus sur la situation au Québec: https://t.co/fiqW5E4y8R— Santé Québec (@sante_qc) May 24, 2020\nTwo days ago, over 15,000 tests were conducted.\nThe Government of Quebec has started to highly recommend that individuals wear protective face masks whenever they're in public.\nView this post on Instagram Porter le masque, c'est une question de respect. On le fait pour se protéger les uns les autres. 😷 Je demande à tout le monde, jeunes et moins jeunes, de porter un masque dans les lieux publics, en particulier dans les transports en commun et dans les commerces. Et de préférence, un masque fabriqué ici par une entreprise québécoise! 💙⚜️ A post shared by François Legault (@francoislegault.pm) on May 19, 2020 at 1:14pm PDT\nSuch is a measure that allows us to protect the health of others.\nGovernment officials have reminded everyone that other hygiene practices, like handwashing, remain important as well.\nStay tuned for more news.