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Latest official charts show a worrying uptick in COVID-19 cases across Canada

The latest data charts from Health Canada show the curve trending upwards and puts the recent spike in COVID-19 cases into a clear perspective. 

The country currently stands at a total of 123,000 confirmed cases of the virus. 

The latest charts from Health Canada show  a spike in COVID-19 cases.                     Government of Canada 

Many parts of the country that had previously been successful in keeping virus rates under control have seen sudden increases in cases in recent weeks.

Clusters of outbreaks in Manitoba have caused the province's figures to jump rapidly. 

Manitoba now ranks third in Canada for the number of active COVID-19 cases per capita.   Government of Canada 

With 748 overall cases and more than 235 active cases, Manitoba now ranks third among the provinces and territories for the number of active cases per capita.

Meanwhile, Edmonton is experiencing its highest active case count, six months into the pandemic. 

The capital of Alberta is now under Alberta Health's watch category for having a rate of more than 50 active cases per 100,000 people.

Alberta reported 96 new cases on Monday.                     Government of Canada 

As a whole, Alberta reported a total of 359 infections last weekend. 

Elsewhere, B.C.'s Deputy Provincial Health Officer Dr. Réka Gustafson revealed that 236 new cases of COVID-19 had been recorded in the province between Friday, Aug. 14 and Monday, Aug. 17.

BC recently saw the biggest single-day jump in the history of the province. Government of Canada

A total of 100 new cases were recorded between Friday and Saturday, making it the biggest single-day jump in the history of the province. 

On the other side of the country, Ontario reported its highest number of cases since Jul. 31 on Tuesday. 

Ontario reported its highest number of cases since July on Tuesday.  Government of Canada

Health officials have blamed much of the recent spikes on young people who have been ignoring physical distancing measures and safety precautions such as limits on indoor gatherings.

"Continuing to build up capacity across our health, public health and laboratory systems while urging all Canadians to continue with public health practices will give us the best chance of keeping the epidemic on a slow burn, while preparing us in the event of a need to rapidly ramp up response measures for possible larger resurgence," warned Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam.

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