LETHBRIDGE, AB – Still a large number of new daily COVID-19 cases in Alberta.

Another 1,590 people tested positive for the virus over the past day out of 20,227 tests for a provincial positivity rate of 7.9 percent.

There there were 13 additional deaths for a total of 697 COVID fatalities province-wide.

At present count, 681 people are in hospital province-wide and 128 of them are in the ICU.

Here in the South Zoe, there were 46 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 of them are in Lethbridge.

In Lethbridge County, there were three more cases reported between Dec. 10 and Dec. 11.

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