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Lethbridge active COVID-19 case count drastically falls, vaccination rates up

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – What a difference a few weeks makes and this is very good news.

Local COVID-19 case counts have plummeted over the last month and that’s extremely positive as the province enters stage two of its summer re-opening plan this Thursday, June 10th.

To put things into perspective, exactly one month ago, Lethbridge had 460 active cases. As of Sunday, that number had fallen to 73.

That drop is a substantial change in just four weeks here in the city. Even over the last week, between May 30th and June 6th, the active case count has been nearly cut in half (from 131 to 73).

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Vaccines are getting a lot of the credit. As of right now, nearly 63% of all eligible Lethbridge residents have at least one dose.

What we’re seeing in Lethbridge is a trend across the province, more vaccinations and a big drop in active COVID cases. The province could hit it target of 70% of eligible Albertans with at least one dose later this week, which would trigger stage 3 (fully open and no restrictions) two weeks later.

The following are up-to-date as of Sunday, June 6th. You can find daily Alberta and regional vaccination data here: Alberta Vaccinations

LETHBRIDGE – WEST
Percent of people immunized at least one dose
75+: 91.5%, (1460 people)
60-74: 88%, (4313 people)
40-59: 78.8%, (6863 people)
20-39: 67.1%, (9170 people)
12-19: 66.3%, (2722 people)
12+: 74.9%, (24695 people)
All ages: 63.1%, (24695 people)

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LETHBRIDGE – SOUTH
Percent of people immunized at least one dose
75+: 90.7%, (4019 people)
60-74: 85%, (5630 people)
40-59: 73.1%, (5504 people)
20-39: 54.9%, (5328 people)
12-19: 57.6%, (1515 people)
12+: 71.4%, (22067 people)
All ages: 63.4%, (22067 people)

LETHBRIDGE – NORTH
Percent of people immunized at least one dose
75+: 89.4%, (1792 people)
60-74: 86.1%, (3951 people)
40-59: 71.5%, (5072 people)
20-39: 55.5%, (4587 people)
12-19: 53.6%, (1338 people)
12+: 68.8%, (16814 people)
All ages: 59.6%, (16814 people)

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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