The nation's fight against the ongoing pandemic has had its ups and downs, and the new cases of COVID-19 in Canada have taken a large jump following the weekend.

The most recent report from the government indicates that as of August 31, there were 1,008 new cases across the country, with 426 of those coming from Alberta.


New COVID-19 cases in Canada

British Columbia had the next highest number with 294, followed by Quebec and Ontario, with 140 and 114 respectively.

While this is a jump in cases, there are jurisdictions that do not report over the weekend, which can result in Monday totals being tabulated for three days all at once. Some provinces and territories also do not provide daily updates.

The country's active cases climbed to over 5,000 for the first time in almost three weeks on August 28, with the current total sitting at 5,604.

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