Quebec's COVID-19 case count has seen a rise in 573 cases within the past day. Yesterday, there were a total of 46,838 cases announced for the entire province. And today, on May 24, there are now 47,411 confirmed infections.
There have been 44 newly reported deaths in the past 24 hours, which brings Quebec's death toll to 3,984 now.
At the moment, there remain 1,435 people hospitalized because of the virus. Meanwhile, 14,331 individuals have recovered from it so far.
The area with the highest number of cases continues to be Montreal, as it has been for weeks now. Currently, the region of Montreal has 23,915 reported COVID-19 cases, which is a rise in 222 cases since the day before.
As of tomorrow, May 25, certain businesses in Greater Montreal that have their own outdoor entrances will be allowed to reopen.
Legault has previously admitted his concern for the reopening of things in Greater Montreal due to the high number of cases within the area. Such led to the date of retail reopenings to pushed back twice, but the day is finally near.
For an idea of what busy streets in the city are going to be like as shops start to open their doors again, you can read our interview with the City of Montreal here.
The Institut national de santé publique Québec has provided a breakdown of each region's case count.
After Montreal, Montérégie is the region with the most number of cases in the province, with a total of 5,935.
Santé Québec's daily update tells us that there have now been 338,380 people who have tested negative for the novel coronavirus in the province.
#COVID19 - Au Québec, en date du 24 mai 2020 à 13h15, la situation est la suivante: 15 687 prélèvements effectués l… https://t.co/9Je6QSbHhJ— Santé Québec (@Santé Québec)1590340704.0
Two days ago, over 15,000 tests were conducted.
The Government of Quebec has started to highly recommend that individuals wear protective face masks whenever they're in public.
Such is a measure that allows us to protect the health of others.
Government officials have reminded everyone that other hygiene practices, like handwashing, remain important as well.
Stay tuned for more news.