Quebec's COVID-19 Case Count Exceeds 31k, With Over 2,200 Newly Reported Cases

There have been 2,209 newly reported cases in the past 24 hours.

Although no press conferences were held this past weekend, the Government of Quebec has continued to provide the province with updates relating to the novel coronavirus situation. As of now, on May 3, there are 31,865 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Quebec. This is a rise in 2,209 reported cases since the previous day, May 2.

According to CBC News, "the increase from yesterday includes 892 new cases and 1,317 cases from last month that hadn't yet been tabulated because of a technical problem."

The province has now seen 2,205 deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Currently, there are 1,754 people in Quebec who remain hospitalized due to the virus, with 218 individuals in intensive care.

So far, 7,258 people have recovered from COVID-19 in the province.

If all goes according to plan, certain businesses, including those in retail, civil construction companies, and manufacturing, in Quebec will be reopening as of tomorrow, May 4.

This is not including ones in the Montreal metropolitan area (CMM), which are set to begin to open again on May 11 instead.

Legault has previously stressed that the reopening of such businesses shouldn't be treated as an invitation to simply go back to life as it was before the pandemic.

The Institut national de santé publique Québec has provided a breakdown of the case count in each region of the province.

Institut national de santé publique Québec | Official Website

Yesterday, Montreal has 14,599 confirmed cases. And today, on May 3, the region has seen a rise in 1,652 newly reported cases.

According to Santé Québec's most recent Twitter update, 202,940 individuals have tested negative for the novel coronavirus in the province thus far.

This tweet also confirms Quebec's case count as of May 3: 31,865.

In hopes of helping promote social distancing, the City of Montreal announced on May 2 that it would be closing the parking lots of five of the city's most popular parks, namely those of La Fontaine, Maisonneuve, Jarry, Fréderic-Back, and Île-de-la-Visitation nature park.

In this same vein, Montreal's Plateau-Mont-Royal borough recently added three "family-friendly" streets that only allow walking, playing, and biking on them (plus local traffic).