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COVID-19 hospitalizations in Alberta surpass 1,000

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – A very grim milestone for this province as the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge.

On Wednesday, the province’s data showed a total of 1,040 people in Alberta hospitals suffering with the virus. That is, unfortunately another new record and the first time ever that hospitalizations have pushed into quadruple digits.

Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw tweeted that the overwhelming majority of non-ICU patients with COVID are unvaccinated, and over 91% of those patients in intensive case units also don’t have the shot.

She is asking again for Albertans who aren’t vaccinated to please go get the shot. As of Wednesday, ICU patients with COVID had jumped to 230.

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Southern Alberta numbers still rising

The situation with COVID here in AHS South Zone continues to be a concern.

Lethbridge recorded another 39 cases Wednesday for 445 active. Medicine Hat confirmed another 49 people are sick with the virus, pushing that city’s active case count to 673.

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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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