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Lethbridge with spike in COVID-19 cases over long weekend

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The province recording close to 1,000 new COVID-19 cases over the Thanksgiving Day long weekend.

Over four days, since last Friday (Oct. 9) the number of new infections averaged around 250 a day.

That puts the active cases in Alberta at 2,616 as of Tuesday (Oct. 13).

Here in AHS South Zone, there were 64 new cases confirmed over the same four day period, most of those in Lethbridge.

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The City of Lethbridge saw 52 new cases over the four day weekend period, with 101 currently listed as active. This has officially put Lethbridge on the province’s COVID-19 Watch list.

Lethbridge County, meanwhile confirmed 6 new cases for a total of 40 active.

The province also continues to test for the virus in large numbers, with close to 60,000 completed between last Friday and Monday.

Lethbridge COVID-19 Cases as of Tuesday, October 13

West Lethbridge: 109 cases (36 active, 72 recovered)
South Lethbridge: 97 cases (37 active, 60 recovered)
North Lethbridge: 68 cases (28 active, 39 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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