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COVID-19 death in MD of Taber; nine new cases Tuesday across AHS South Zone

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The MD of Taber reporting it’s first COVID-19 death.

The province released updated pandemic data Tuesday (Aug. 11) indicating the death, however the person’s age was not released.

The MD of Taber also had one new confirmed case over the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, there was one additional case in Lethbridge for a total of 142  in the city since the start of the pandemic, only 17 of those are currently active cases.

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There were also a total of nine new cases of COVID-19 confirmed since Monday across AHS South Zone, two each in Lethbridge County and Cardston County and one in the County of Warner.

There was also one new case confirmed each in Medicine Hat and Brooks.

Across the province, there are 85 new COVID infections according to Tuesday’s data (total 11,772 province-wide) with 90% of all cases (10,552) now considered 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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