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Active COVID cases in Lethbridge dropping; province-wide 1,301 new cases Wednesday

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Some good news on the local COVID-19 front with active cases and new cases of the virus on a downward trend in Lethbridge.

The latest provincial update on Wednesday (Dec. 23) put the active case count in Lethbridge at 146 with a total of 10 newly confirmed cases since the day before.

The city has seen a slow drop in active cases over the past week. You can see the fully updated local case counts here: Lethbridge COVID-19.

Across the province there were 1,301 new cases confirmed with 24 of those here in AHS South Zone.

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During her daily provincial update Wednesday, Chief Medical Health Officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw stressed again the importance that we limit in-person interactions.

“We cannot afford for a spike to happen now, when our baseline of new daily cases is 4 to 5 times higher than earlier in the fall,” stated Hinshaw. “Limit social gatherings whenever possible & stick to your household. While we provided an exemption to allow those who live alone to attend one gathering during the next few days, please only do this if absolutely necessary. Do not go if you are feeling even slightly ill.”

The Alberta government is taking a break over the holidays when it comes to posting numbers. There will not be any new case counts updated between December 24-27 as well as no posted updates between December 31st-January 3rd.

Dr. Hinshaw will provide her next update on Tuesday, December 28th.

Cases in Alberta:

  • 93,781 Total cases
  • 1,301 Cases on Dec. 22
  • 75,070 Recovered cases
  • 890 Deaths
  • 17,821 Active cases
  • 821 In hospital
  • 146 In intensive care
  • 2,690,432 Total tests completed
    (19,222 on Dec. 22)
  • 1,626,216 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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