Wednesday, October 20, 2021
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COVID-19 provincial positivity rate drops to 7.3 percent Wednesday

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EDMONTON, AB – A much lower COVID-19 provincial positivity rate reported in Alberta on Wednesday.

1,270 people tested positive for the virus over the past day out of just over 17,500 tests for a rate of 7.3 percent.

That’s a substantial decline from the past few weeks where provincial positivity has reached as high as 9.2 percent.

There were however 16 additional deaths over the past 24 hours with Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw saying more Albertans have died this year from COVID-19 than from influenza in the past ten years combined.

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No additional deaths to report in the South Zone but there were 46 new cases – 16 of them in Lethbridge.

There are now 204 active cases in the city.

Click here for up to date local, national, and international COVID-19 data.

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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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