During the government's daily briefing about the novel coronavirus situation, François Legault informed the public that, as of April 15, there are 14,860 cases of COVID-19 in Quebec. The previous day, there were 14,248 confirmed cases, which means the province has seen an increase of 612 cases in the past 24 hours. There have now been 487 deaths caused by the virus in the province.
There are 984 people who are hospitalized due to the novel coronavirus at the moment.
Legault mentions that the number of intensive care patients has decreased slightly, with 12 people less than the previous day, for a total of 218 who remain in intensive care.
Legault stressed in both the conference and in his daily Facebook post that officials are "continu[ing] to monitor very closely what is happening in the CHSLDs. Reinforcements are being sent to areas where the situation is more critical."
Below, you can watch a live video of the Government of Quebec's press conference on April 15.
Legault reminds all Quebecers that the government's "goal is to save lives, provide care, and ensure the dignity of our seniors" in his Facebook post.
In Santé Québec's most recent Twitter update, we learn that 128,314 have tested negative for COVID-19 in the province.
#COVID19 - Au Québec, en date du 15 avril 2020 à 13h, la situation est la suivante : 14 860 cas confirmés 128 314 a… https://t.co/Uie3zqa8NE— Santé Québec (@Santé Québec) 1586971186.0
If you are wondering about the number of confirmed cases in each region of Quebec, you can still get a full breakdown on the government's website.
As of April 15, Montreal remains the region with the most cases, with a total of 6,830.
The other regions were the highest number of COVID-19 cases include Montérégie with 1,686, Laval with 1,455, and Lanaudière with 1,026.