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Active COVID cases in Lethbridge continue to rise

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – The number of active COVID-19 cases in Lethbridge has crept up a bit more over the past day.

Another seven people tested positive in the last 24 hours out of eleven total in the South Zone of Alberta Health Services.

A total of 177 cases are considered currently active in this community, up from 164 on Feb. 4.

As for the rest of the province, there were 269 new cases out of just under 6,200 tests for a provincial positivity rate of 4.3 percent.

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Hospitalizations continue to decline with 432 people receiving care in hospital – 76 of them in the ICU.

Since Friday there have been 25 additional variant cases identified for a total of 96 – 46 of which are not linked to travel.

There have been 120,357 doses of vaccine administered as of February 7.

Current outbreaks in the South Zone of Alberta Health Services:

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Acute care facilities
Medicine Hat Regional Hospital

Supportive living/home living sites
Meadowlands, Medicine Hat
Rehoboth Christian Ministries, Coaldale
Rehoboth Christian Ministries, Lethbridge
The View at Lethbridge

Other facilities and settings
Haul All Equipment, Lethbridge
Lethbridge Alpha House
Streets Alive Mission, Lethbridge

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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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