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Tuesday, August 3, 2021
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Alberta’s COVID-19 test positivity rate now over 10%; over 18,000 active cases

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Alberta’s Chief Medical Health Officer says the province has hit “a grim milestone” which should be a concern to everyone.

On Friday (Dec. 3), the province confirmed another 1,824 cases of coronavirus and that grim milestone she is referring to has to do with the province’s test positivity rate which has jumped now to 10.5%.

Hinshaw says Alberta’s active case count is now at over 18,000 as of Friday with 99 people currently in intensive care.

AHS South Zone recorded an additional 59 COVID-19 cases in this latest update. Of those, 27 were confirmed in Lethbridge. The city now has 237 active cases.

Lethbridge County recorded 7 additional cases Friday and Cardston County with 6 more cases.

  • 64,851 Total cases
  • 1,828 Cases on Dec. 3
  • 46,018 Recovered cases
  • 590 Deaths
  • 18,243 Active cases*
  • 533 In hospital
  • 99 In intensive care**
  • 2,326,411 Total tests completed
    (17,186 on Dec. 3)
  • 1,502,472 People tested
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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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