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COVID-19 Cases In BC & Alberta Are Skyrocketing Right Now As The Curves Turn Back Up

Both Alberta & B.C. have reported over 500 cases in just one day.

Canada's COVID-19 cases are on the rise and two provinces are reporting more new and active cases than all the rest.

As of August 11, British Columbia reported 2,876 new COVID-19 cases over the last seven days, with 536 new daily cases.

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Meanwhile, Alberta had 2,563 cases in the past seven days and reported 501 new daily cases from August 10 alone.

Looking at active cases across the country, the highest number can be found in Alberta with , 3,796 active cases of COVID-19, followed by B.C. with 3,625. After B.C. is Ontario with 2,611 active cases, over 1,000 fewer than Alberta and B.C.

B.C. and Alberta's active cases make up more than half of the country's total. As of August 11, the country has 13,553 active cases of COVID-19.

Ontario's ​Vaccine Passport Can Be Saved On Your Phone & Here's How I Did It In 5 Minutes

A new tool lets you store your vaccine certificate as an image, a PDF file, or as a card in your Apple Wallet.

Starting Wednesday, September 22, Ontarians are expected to show their proof of vaxx to enter certain non-essential businesses and settings. However, because enhanced vaccine certificates with QR codes won't come into effect in the province until October 22, a team of volunteer software engineers and medical professionals created a tool that lets you store your proof of vaccination on your phone with a QR code.

"No personal data is sent to the internet. [The] QR code is for verification only, with no personal info," the team behind the tool told CTV News.

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We asked you on Instagram what you wanted to know about the new certificates and have answered all your questions below.

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The details of Saskatchewan's vaccine passport are officially here after being teased just hours earlier by the province's premier.

During a press conference Thursday, September 16, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe announced that the province's vaccine passport is set to launch on October 1, following a rise in COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations.

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Ontario schools are reporting hundreds of COVID-19 cases as students return to in-person learning this month.

According to the Ministry of Education, 109 cases were reported on September 16, 2021, with statistics last updated at approximately 10:30 a.m.

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