Active COVID cases in Lethbridge rising
Illustration of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2, the cause of COVID-19 (Alissa Eckert, MS, Dan Higgins, MAMS)
*this story has been corrected from a previous version, which stated 239 active cases was a record high for Lethbridge*
LETHBRIDGE, AB – The number of active COVID-19 cases in Lethbridge continues to rise.
There were 21 new cases confirmed on March 4 out of 26 total new cases in the South Zone.
With recoveries factored in, that’s pushed the active case count to 239.
Previously, Lethbridge topped out at 259 active cases on Dec.7 during the height of the second wave.
According to Alberta Health Services, there are currently six outbreaks in Lethbridge:
Acute care facilities
Chinook Regional Hospital
Supportive living/home living sites
Edith Cavell Care Centre, Lethbridge
Quest Support group home, Lethbridge
The View at Lethbridge
Other facilities and settings
Haul All Equipment, Lethbridge
Lethbridge Alpha House
There were 411 new cases province-wide out of 10,559 tests for a provincial positivity rate of 3.9 percent.