April 2, 2020
From The Steuben County Public Health Dept:
BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department reports it has received notification that nine additional Steuben County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 49 confirmed cases. The individuals are residents of:
• City of Hornell
• Town of Bath
• Town of Caton
• Town of Fremont
• Town of Greenwood
• Village of Arkport (2)
• Village of Bath
• Village of North Hornell
Four of the individuals are currently hospitalized, bringing the current number of Steuben County case hospitalizations to 12.
The other individuals are currently being isolated and monitored by the County Health Department. Public Health staff investigated and identified close contacts of the confirmed cases and any exposure risks. All those known to have direct contact with the individuals have been notified.
The investigations indicate that most of the individuals followed Public Health protocols, resulting in limited public exposure risks. One or more of the individuals reported visiting the following locations while symptomatic.
• 3/22/20 – 3/28/20 – B&D Stoves in Howard
• 3/23/20 or 3/24/20 Afternoon – Walmart in Hornell
• 3/26/20 Afternoon – Tops in Bath
• 3/26/20 – 3/27/20 – Mountainbrow Townhomes in the City of Corning
• 3/26/20 – 4/1/20 – Bluebird Trail Farm in Caton
• 4/1/20 Morning – Wegmans in Hornell
Residents, including those who visited the above locations on the days noted, should continue to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath and contact their healthcare provider for instructions if feeling ill.
“We sadly reported our first death due to COVID-19 today,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “You can help us limit the number of times we have to report such devastating news by staying home and eliminating all social contacts outside the home. We are asking for your help in saving lives in Steuben County.”
For the latest Steuben County updates, visit Steuben County’s website at www.steubencony.org or social media pages: www.facebook.com/SCNYPublicHealth and www.instagram.com/SteubenPublicHealth.