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Active COVID cases in Lethbridge rising

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*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.

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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

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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.

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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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