Although Premier François Legault won't be holding public briefings during the weekend of April 25 – 26, the official numbers about the novel coronavirus situation in the province continue to be released. And, the number of COVID-19 cases in Quebec continues to rise. On April 24, there were 22,616 confirmed cases, and there are now a total of 23,267 cases.
During the past 24 hours, 106 new deaths were reported. This means there have now been 1,446 deaths in the province since the beginning of the pandemic.
As the need for personnel in the province's CHSLDs continues, Legault during the conference on April 24, asked anyone who is available full-time at the moment to sign up on the online registry.
No qualifications are necessary, and the pay amounts to $21.28 an hour, according to Legault.
So, if you're able to give your time right now, the Premier is requesting that you come forward to "help the most vulnerable" by working in one of Quebec's CHSLDs.
During the press conference on Friday, Legault stated that Quebec's economic recovery will "take years" and he's certain that "there's going to be a new society that's going to emerge from all of this."
A breakdown of the COVID-19 case count in each Quebec region is available below.
As you can see, Montreal remains the epicentre for the virus in Quebec with a total of 11,161 confirmed cases.
Montérégie and Laval are the two other Quebec regions with the most infections. Montérégie has 2,736 confirmed cases, and Laval has 2,589.
Premier Legault has previously mentioned that outside of the islands of Montreal and Laval, the novel coronavirus situation in Quebec is "relatively stable."
Below, you can see Santé Québec's most recent Twitter update.
#COVID19 - Au Québec, en date du 25 avril 2020 à 13 h, la situation est la suivante : 23 267 cas confirmés 167 498… https://t.co/3Y65D7LSgv— Santé Québec (@Santé Québec)1587835349.0
This tweet informs us that, as of April 15, 167,498 individuals have tested negative for COVID-19 in Quebec and 1,409 people remain hospitalized due to the virus.