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AHS: Cases of COVID-19 confirmed at Chinook Regional Hospital

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Alberta Health Services (AHS) says it’s dealing with a number of COVID-19 cases at Lethbridge’s Chinook Regional Hospital.

In a statement send to our radio station, AHS says it continues to see individuals with the novel coronavirus seeking and receiving care at CRH.

As of Monday (July 27), there were seven positive COVID patients at Chinook Regional Hospital, two of whom are being treated in intensive care.

The hospital remains open and services are operational, including the emergency department, surgeries and all inpatient and ambulatory care.

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Patient care continues uninterrupted across CRH.

“It’s important for all Albertans to remember that we need to work together to reduce the risk of transmission. You can do your part by washing your hands, practicing physical distancing, staying home and getting tested if you are sick. You should also stay within your cohorts and wear a mask when out in public,” reads the statement from AHS.

Over the past two weeks, Lethbridge has seen a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases across the city.

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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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