A total of 2,398 people have died due to COVID-19 in the province, officials reported on Tuesday. An additional 794 cases were also reported, bringing Quebec’s total number of cases diagnosed to 32,623.
The majority of cases are in the Montreal region, with more than 16,000 people being diagnosed with COVID-19 there. Montreal announced on Monday that it would be delaying its re-opening of non-essential stores to May 18. Schools in the region are still anticipated to open May 19, while schools in the rest of the province are scheduled to re-open on May 11.
Saskatchewan identifies 20 new cases
The province now has a total of 487 cases after 18 were identified in the Far North region, and two in the North region on Tuesday.
There are currently 171 active cases in the province; 13 individuals are hospitalized, and four of them are in ICU. The majority of active cases (114) are in the Far North region.