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Record number of variant COVID cases and high new daily case count reported in Alberta

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – A high number of new COVID-19 cases are being reported in Alberta.

In total, 871 people tested positive for the virus over the past day which is a level not seen in this province since mid-January.

There was also a record number of new variant cases reported – 406 in all.

Variant cases now make up almost 32-percent of all active cases in Alberta.

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Here in Lethbridge, there were 48 new cases over the past day out of 84 total in the South Zone.

After dropping a bit earlier this week, the number of active cases in the city is back up to 516.

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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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