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New and active COVID-19 cases sharply declining across Alberta

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – The number of new COVID-19 cases across Alberta continues to drop.

Provincial health officials say there were 315 new cases on Tuesday, the third day in a row numbers have been that low.

In fact, we haven’t seen a stretch like this since early August.

The active case load dropped by almost 10% on Tuesday alone, just over 6,900 Albertans are currently infected.

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Hospital numbers usually lag behind infection rates by about two weeks. That helps explains why hospitalizations remain relatively high, at 691 patients.

Officials add the reproduction value remains below one, which means transmission of the coronavirus is declining.

In Lethbridge, the active case count has also been on a steady decline. As of  Tuesday, active cases were at 240.

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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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