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Lethbridge with more recovered COVID-19 cases; new South Zone cases slow

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Alberta reported another 257 cases of COVID-19 over the weekend.

Chief Medical Health Officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw provided another provincial coronavirus update Monday afternoon (Aug. 10).

Hinshaw once again reiterated that COVID-19 is not going away, not anytime soon. “We all need to make wise decisions every day that make life safer, regardless of whether case numbers are rising or falling.”

Lethbridge reporting two new cases between Saturday and Monday. That puts the overall city total now at 141, with 23 active and 116 recovered.

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The provincial lab also completed another 26,000 COVID-19 tests over the weekend, bringing the total test count to more than 770,000 since the pandemic began in March.

Around the region, no new cases reported in Cardston County or County of Warner. There was one additional case, however in Lethbridge County for a total of 28 (26 recovered).

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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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