Here's a way to keep up to date. With COVID-19 in Canada on the rise, there's a new map tool that you can use and it shows you local virus trends.

The Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada have put out COVIDTrends, a tool that gives people data about COVID-19 in their area.

You can search by your municipality, city, town or the first three characters of your postal code.

When you do that, the map of the country will focus in on your area and data from your local health region will pop up.

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155,301 cases of COVID-19 in Canada as of September 28

After your local health region data pops up, you can see all of the COVID-19 cases and deaths where you live over the last 14 days and totals since January 31.

Canada's totals from the last two weeks and throughout the pandemic are right below your region's numbers.

So, you can compare the national data to what's going on where you live.

The public health agencies use epidemiological data that's publicly reported about confirmed and probable cases.

All the information is updated daily around 9:30 p.m. ET. 

Justin Trudeau asked Canadians to download the COVID Alert app as the country is seeing a surge in cases that's part of what he called a second wave.

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