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COVID-19: Lowest daily total Wednesday of new Alberta cases in several weeks

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Alberta recorded less than two-dozen new COVID-19 cases Wednesday (May 20) which the lowest daily count of new cases since the very early stages of the pandemic

There are only 19 additional cases province-wide and no new deaths. In fact, the death toll has remained at 128 for the past few days.

Of the 6,735 cases in Alberta, 84% (5,637) are considered recovered. The trend of more recovered cases is increasing day-by-day.

For the first time in more than a month, the South Zone recorded not one single new case of COVID-19. The total for this health region remains at 1,212 with 91% considered to now be recovered.

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Lethbridge remains at 24 cases, unchanged since Tuesday’s update. Brooks with some real progress with no new cases for a third straight day (total of 1,090). Cardston County is standing at 21 (6 now recovered).

Lethbridge cases as of May 20, 2020

  • West Lethbridge: 9 cases (2 active, 7 recovered)
  • South Lethbridge: 12 cases: (4 active, 8 recovered)
  • North Lethbridge: 3 cases (1 active, 2 recovered)

To date, more than 221,00o tests for COVID-19 have been conducted province-wide since early March with close to 10% of all tests in AHS South Zone.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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