The province has reported another 713 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

There are now 8,090 active cases in Alberta which is another new record.

Seven additional deaths have been reported since Monday’s update and there are 207 people in hospital – 43 of them in the ICU.

Here in the South Zone there were 16 new cases reported for 488 active cases.

14 people are in hospital with COVID-19 and four of them are in the ICU.

Lethbridge reported three new cases in the past 24 hours and the number of active cases has dropped from 201 to 196.

Lethbridge County also confirmed three additional cases and the MD of Taber reported two more.

On Tuesday, the Lethbridge School Division announced there had been one case of COVID-19 confirmed at LCI, with close contacts being notified by email and told to quarantine for at least 14 days.

As per all school cases, officials aren’t disclosing whether this case involves a student or staff member.

LCI remained open for classes as usual.

The Holy Spirit School Division also reported two additional cases of COVID-19 at Catholic Central High School.

The district says it was assured the two cases are not the result of in-school transmission and are instead associated with cases outside of the school community.

All close contacts have been informed.

As of Tuesday, the Holy Spirit Catholic School Division had eleven active cases of COVID-19 at three school sites (Ecole St. Mary, Catholic Central High School, and St. Catherine School in Picture Butte) requiring the isolation of about 200 staff and students.