Quebec announced 570 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the province on Tuesday, along with 51 additional deaths, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 44,197.
Premier Francois Legault made the announcement in his daily press conference briefing, adding that 3,647 people have died in Quebec so far as a result of the coronavirus.
A total of 1,784 people have been hospitalized, an increase of 13 from the previous day, and one additional person was admitted into intensive care, bringing the total number to 180.
Over 12,500 people have recovered from coronavirus so far.
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“We haven’t won yet. The virus, COVID-19 is still there,” said Legault during the press conference.
“The virus is going around, and not just in Montreal — everywhere in Quebec, it’s running around, so it’s important to protect ourselves.”
Legault added this was the lowest number of cases announced in the province since April 11.
“Yes, we are happy to reduce restrictions. But if the virus starts spreading again, since it is still roaming around, we will have to put Quebec back on pause, and we don’t wish that.”
“In order to avoid it happening, we have to respect the guidelines.”