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Lethbridge records another case of COVID-19; outbreak worsens in Brooks

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Alberta adding 187 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday (Apr. 21) bringing the total province-wide to 3,095.

Of those cases 1,273 are considered recovered. The death-toll is now up to 61 with two deaths being reported since Monday.

Just over 109,000 COVID-19 tests have been done in Alberta since the onset of the pandemic.

Here in the South Zone there are now 200 cases, up 44 from Monday’s update. Lethbridge added another case as well, bringing the total for the city up to 12. In Lethbridge, 4 cases are considered “active” and 8 are recovered. The north side is the only area without a confirmed case.

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One more case was reported in Medicine Hat as well, bringing the total in that city to 16.

Brooks though is still seeing the majority of new cases, 42 of them, in fact since Monday along. Brooks now has 157 cases of the total 200 in AHS South Zone.

Health official saying Tuesday, 77 of the cases in Brooks are believed to be linked the JBS meat plant, while the rest are suspected to be community spread.

As for the ongoing situation in High River, 401 cases as of Tuesday are directly linked to the Cargill site. The Town of High River now has 301 of the total 411 cases in Foothills County. Those locations are within the Calgary Zone.

The Calgary region has 2,204 cases. By the far the most in Alberta.

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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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