CTV- Canadians are being urged to remain vigilant and practice good public health measures going into the long weekend as the number of active COVID-19 cases across the country surpasses 6,000.

Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and B.C. have all seen steady increases in the number of active COVID-19 cases recently, some recording numbers that haven’t been seen since the height of the outbreak.

“COVID-19 does not take holidays, and we have seen weekend barbecues and other gatherings spark outbreaks in the past,” said Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health.

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