The most recent assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic in the province. As of today there have been 84 more deaths - 92 of whom are people living in CHSLDs - bringing the total to 1,859 deaths from COVID-19. There are 27,538 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 1,684 people are in the hospital, including 214 who are in intensive care.
Premier of Quebec François Legault, said "I know that many people are worried about deconfinement in Montreal," He reiterated that businesses in Montreal are scheduled to open on May 11th, and schools on May 19th. "The go will only be given if all the conditions are met before these dates," he says.
Montreal-North, latest borough to be hit hard by COVID-19
Montreal-North is the latest borough to be hit hard by COVID-19. With over 11 hundred cases, it has the highest per-capita rate in the city. So, among many new measures, the borough will increase screening sites and boost safety measures like handing out disposable masks, and setting up “health corridors” to make physical distancing easier.
During the daily press briefing of the government led on Wednesday by Geneviève Guilbault, who replaced Prime Minister Legault, we learned that the police checkpoints to prevent non-essential interregional movements were going to be phased out starting next week as part of the deconfinement announced by Quebec.
Deconfinement plan of the Quebec regions