At his daily press conference, Premier Legault announced that the total number of COVID-19 cases in Quebec is now over 6,000. The number of deaths in the province has reached 61, 25 more than were reported Thursday. Though, the Premier said, the majority of deaths did not occur in the 24 hours since his last public update.
The 6,101 confirmed infections represent an augmentation of 583 from the day before.
While the number of cases continues to climb in the province, Legault said that efforts to minimize the number of deaths "is working."
The death rate in Quebec, he assured, is much lower than that in other countries.
"All our efforts [...] in our fight against the virus are working."
He further encouraged residents to continue to abide by guidelines from public health authorities.
"Don't go out unless it's necessary. If you do go out keep your distance — two meters" from other people. "And when you come back home, wash your hands."
"That's how we will save hundreds of lives."
Hundreds of people, meanwhile, have recovered from COVID-19, according to the Institut national de santé publique Québec (INSPQ).
As of April 2 at 9:00 p.m., there have been 306 "confirmed recoveries," the Institute states on its website.
#COVID19 - Au Québec, en date du 3 avril 2020 à 13h, la situation est la suivante : ➡️6 101 cas confirmés ➡️61 décè… https://t.co/0RAnYCKbpC— Santé Québec (@Santé Québec) 1585933588.0
4,233 people are under investigation.
More to come...