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All Canadian provinces except Prince Edward Island and the territories recorded new cases of the new coronavirus on Friday, bringing the total number of infections in Canada to more than 127,000.The figures, which were released by provincial health officials, total an increase of 539 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, as well as six new deaths.

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The total number of COVID-19 cases in Canada now stands at 127,288 and the death toll in the country has been raised to 9,108.

More than 113,200 patients – or about 89% of cases in Canada – have recovered from the virus, while 6,257,967 tests have been administered.

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In an update on Friday, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam pointed out that the pandemic is a factor in the increase in drug overdoses and deaths.

“There are indications that the supply of street drugs is increasingly unpredictable and toxic in parts of the country, as previous supply chains have been disrupted by travel restrictions and border measures during the COVID-19, ”Tam said at a press conference on Friday.

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“Public health measures designed to reduce the impact of COVID-19 can increase isolation, stress and anxiety and strain the support of people who use drugs.”








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Tam went on to highlight a sharp increase in overdose deaths in British Columbia, which she said saw a 136% increase from the number of overdose deaths recorded in July of last year.

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Provincially, Alberta recorded the largest daily increase in cases on Friday with 158 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 13,476. No new deaths were recorded in Province.

Ontario reported 122 new cases of the virus on Friday, bringing the total number of provincial cases to 41,935. On Friday, six more deaths were also recorded by the province, bringing the death toll from COVID-19 to 2,809.










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British Columbia added 123 laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus on Friday – its highest jump in a single day – bringing the provincial total to 5,426 cases.

An additional case is considered “epidemiologically linked”, which refers to patients who show symptoms of the virus and who come in contact with those who have it but have never been tested.

Global News’s tally only counts laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus, not those linked to the cob, of which there are 70 in total in British Columbia.

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The province also did not report any additional deaths, with its deaths rising to 204.

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Quebec, the hardest-hit province in Canada, announced 98 new cases of the virus on Friday, bringing its total confirmed cases to 62,124. An additional death that health officials said occurred before August 21 also been reported, although the provincial death toll from COVID-19 remained at 5,750 because a previously announced death was declared unrelated to the coronavirus.

Manitoba added 32 new cases of COVID-19 on August 28, bringing its provincial total to 1,096 infections. The figures include at least 15 probable cases of the virus, however.

Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia recorded two new cases of the virus on August 28, while New Brunswick and Newfoundland each added one new case.

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The total number of COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan has increased to 1,611 and that of Nova Scotia to 1,083. The number of cases in New Brunswick has increased to 191 while that of Newfoundland and Labrador is increased to 269.

Worldwide, cases of the novel coronavirus have since exceeded 24.6 million, according to an ongoing tally maintained by Johns Hopkins University.

More than 833,000 have succumbed to the virus, with the United States and Brazil leading in cases and deaths.

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