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Alberta tallies 732 new COVID cases, 11 additional deaths

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Another 732 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Alberta.

Those positive cases were reported out of about 13,000 tests which means a provincial positivity rate of about 5.5-per cent.

There are now 10,057 active cases in the province – a decline of 11 cases from Tuesday’s update.

Eleven additional deaths have also been reported in the past day with November proving to be an especially deadly month for COVID-19 patients in Alberta.

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In fact, almost one-quarter of all COVID deaths in the province have happened since Nov. 1.

Currently there are 287 patients in hospital with the virus, and 57 of them are being treated in the ICU.

Lethbridge has now passed 800 total cases of COVID-19.

With 19 new cases reported in the past day, the city has hit 801 cases.

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There are currently 174 active cases in the community.

Lethbridge County recorded no new cases while the MD of Taber reported six and Cardston County tallied two more.

In all, there were 37 new cases in the South Zone out of the 732 province wide.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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