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Lethbridge records two COVID-19 deaths, six more cases since Friday

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Alberta reporting another spike in COVID-19 cases over the weekend.

From Friday through Sunday (July 24-26), 304 new cases were confirmed. That brings the overall provincial total to 10,390.

July 24: 110
July 25: 103
July 26: 91

Here in AHS South Zone, there are 142 active cases (1,599 total cases) with 90% of those cases considered recovered.

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Lethbridge has 6 new cases since Friday for a total of 102. Of those cases here in the city, 37 are still listed active. Monday’s updated data (July 27) also shows there are two confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Lethbridge, the first deaths in the city since the pandemic started.

Current Lethbridge Cases: Total 102

West Lethbridge: 45 cases, 15 active
South Lethbridge: 28 cases, 10 active
North Lethbridge: 29 cases, 12 active

Around the region, Lethbridge County has one new case for a total of 25 (10 active), Cardston County with 6 additional cases for a total of 76 (23 active), and the MD of Taber with 5 new cases for s total of 33 (17 active) all since Friday.

To date, health officials in Alberta have tested over 547,000 people for COVID-19.

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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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