Premier François Legault delayed his daily public update today, leaving the 1 p.m. slot for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who held a press conference about the Nova Scotia shooting that resulted in the killing of at least 17 people. During the briefing, which began at 1:30 p.m. instead, Legault informed the public that as of April 20, there are now a total of 19,319 COVID-19 cases in Quebec. On the previous day, April 19, there were 18,357 confirmed cases announced.\nThere are 1,169 people hospitalized due to the novel coronavirus at the moment, and 2,971 who remain under investigation for the virus.\nThere have now been 939 deaths in the province related to COVID-19, to which Legault offered his deepest condolences to the families and friends of these individuals.\nHe also offered all of his sympathies to the families of the victims of the Nova Scotia shooting.\nOf the current 19,319 confirmed cases in Quebec, 8,964 are in the Montreal region.\nLegault announced during the press conference that Quebec is still missing nearly 2,000 employees in the province's CHSLDs.\nYou can watch a live feed of the Government of Quebec's public update on April 20 below.\nConférence de presse sur la COVID-19 | 20 avril 2020L’urgence nationale reste dans les résidences pour aînés. On a des milliers de personnes vulnérables qui ont besoin d’aide. \n\nJe remercie tous les travailleurs et travailleuses de la santé qui ont accepté de venir en renfort. On va s’en sortir ensemble.\n\n🎥Suivez notre point de presse en direct 👇Posted by François Legault on Monday, April 20, 2020\nDuring this conference, Legault requested that, for the next two weeks, all doctors do only emergency visits, such as anything related to the heart or cancer treatments, to allow for more availability in health care workers' schedules.\n"If there are family physicians who are able to free themselves from less urgent tasks, please come to the residences," Legault asked.\nSanté Québec provided the province's COVID-19 update via Twitter, which you can see below.\n#COVID19 - Au Québec, en date du 20 avril 2020 à 13 h, la situation est la suivante :19 319 cas confirmés148 482 analyses négatives (cas infirmés)1 169 personnes hospitalisées939 décèsPour en savoir plus sur la situation au Québec : https://t.co/fiqW5E4y8R— Santé Québec (@sante_qc) April 20, 2020\nAs of Monday, April 20, 148,482 individuals have tested negative for the novel coronavirus in Quebec.\nIf you're curious about the case count in your region, you can see the full breakdown on the Government of Quebec's official website.\nMontreal remains the epicentre for the virus in Quebec, with a total of 8,964.\nOther regions with a larger number of COVID-19 cases include Montérégie with 2,366 and Laval with 2,095.\nStay safe, Quebec.