LETHBRIDGE, AB – The number of ACTIVE COVID-19 cases in Lethbridge continues to rise.

Over the past three days – Friday through Sunday – another 21 people tested positive for the virus which pushed the number of active cases from 133 to 141 when recoveries are considered.

Cardston County added 23 new cases over the weekend.

In fact, out of the 51 cases confirmed in the South Zone of Alberta Health Services, Lethbridge and Cardston County accounted for 86-percent of them.

Alberta-wide over the last 24 hours, there were 355 new COVID-19 cases for a provincial positivity rate of 4.9 percent.

There were also ten additional deaths.

Currently there are 7,387 active cases in Alberta, 556 people in hospital (102 in ICU) and 1,649 total deaths.

There have been 51 confirmed variant cases.

As of Jan. 31 there had been 106,347 doses of vaccine administered.

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