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COVID-19: Lethbridge with two new cases Thursday, both on west side

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A total of 33 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Alberta Thursday (May 21).

That brings the provincial tally to 6,768, though 84% of them are now recovered. There are 926 active cases, including 59 people in hospital, six of them in the ICU.

Four additional deaths were also reported in the past 24 hours, all residents of continuing care facilities in Calgary. The death toll now sits at 132 in Alberta.

Here in the South Zone there were four new cases (1,216 total) two of them in Lethbridge (both on the west side) and one each in Medicine Hat (total 36) and Cardston County (total 22).

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Lethbridge cases as of May 21, 2020

  • West Lethbridge: 11 cases (4 active, 7 recovered)
  • South Lethbridge: 12 cases: (4 active, 8 recovered)
  • North Lethbridge: 3 cases (1 active, 2 recovered)

The province also reports Thursday the outbreaks at southern Alberta’s meat processing plants appear to be moving in the right direction with only 5 active cases at the Cargill plant in High River and 10 active cases at JBS in Brooks.

Since the onset of the pandemic, more than 225,000 COVID-19 tests have been completed in Alberta.

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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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