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County of Warner records COVID-19 death, 46 new Alberta cases Wednesday

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Alberta continues to see a slight rise in COVID-19 cases as of late.

Updated data on Wednesday (July 8) shows 46 additional cases across the province for a total of 8,482 with 91% now recovered.

There is now one death reported in the County of Warner with a recent outbreak there. That’s one of three additional deaths in Alberta, bringing the death total from the virus to 158.

There are 42 total cases in the County of Warner with 39 still listed as active.

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Lethbridge meanwhile, has another new case for a total of 49 now, 11 of those are still active. The west side has 7 active cases with the south and north sides each with two cases still active.

A milestone for Alberta Wednesday, surpassing the half-million mark in COVID-19 tests at 500,203.

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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 New 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.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

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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