March 28, 2020
The Steuben County Public Health Department confirms it has received notification today that four additional Steuben County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of Steuben County cases to eighteen. The individuals are residents of the City of Corning (2), Town of Howard (1) and City of Hornell (1).
The individuals are currently being isolated and monitored by the County Health Department. Public Health staff is investigating and identifying close contacts of the confirmed cases and any exposure risks. One or more of the individuals reported visiting the following locations on days while symptomatic and have been in isolation since.
· 3/16/2020 & 3/23/2020 – Guthrie Urgent Care in Corning
· 3/27/2020 – Save-A-Lot in Hornell
Residents, including those who visited the above locations on the days noted, should monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath and contact their healthcare provider for instructions if they become ill. All those known to have direct contact with the individual at these locations are being notified directly from Public Health staff.
“COVID-19 does not move on its own. People move and when they do, the virus moves,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Staying home will help stop the spread of the virus”.