April 1, 2021 – 23 New Cases In Steuben Co

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 23 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 5,998 confirmed cases, 197 of which are currently active.

The individuals are residents of the:

· City of Hornell (4)

· Town of Bath (2)

· Town of Caton

· Town of Erwin (2)

· Town of Hornby (2)

· Town of Hornellsville (2)

· Town of Lindley (2)

· Town of Rathbone

· Town of Thurston

· Town of Troupsburg

· Town of Wheeler

· Village of Addison

· Village of Avoca

· Village of Painted Post

· Village of Savona

The individuals are isolated and being monitored by the County Health Department. Public Health staff investigated and identified close contacts of the confirmed cases and exposure risks. All those known to have direct contact with the individuals have been notified.

Per CDC and New York State Department of Health guidance, information is collected beginning 48 hours prior to symptom onset or date of test if asymptomatic through the day of the positive test result to identify any potential exposure risks.

The investigations indicate:

· 12 individuals had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive

· Two individuals are associated with Siemens Energy in Painted Post

· Two individuals are associated with Corning, Inc. at the Decker Building and Diesel Plant

· One individual is a resident of Steuben Center

· Two individuals are associated with CASA-Trinity in Hornell

· One individual returned from travel outside NY

· One individual is associated with Bath VA

· One individual is associated with Hornell High School

· One individual is associated with a local home health agency

In addition, the individuals reported visiting the following locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:

· 3/24 – Modern Nails at Arnot Mall

· 3/26 – CAF USA in Elmira Heights

· 3/27 – Applebee’s in Hornell

· 3/28 – 3/30 – Classy Café and Deli in Hornell

· 3/29, 3/30 – Advion in Ithaca

· 3/29, 3/30 – Gerhart in Painted Post

· 3/29, 3/31 – Home Depot in Painted Post

Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:

· 10 – 19 years: 2

· 20 – 29 years: 4

· 30 – 39 years: 5

· 40 – 49 years: 1

· 50 – 59 years: 7

· 60 – 69 years: 3

· 90 – 99 years: 1

“About 14% of Steuben residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccine series,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Unfortunately that is a very low number in comparison with nearby counties and is not a high enough rate to protect the majority of our residents. If you’re interested in being vaccinated, we recommend you take the first available appointment. We have a clinic scheduled for tomorrow, April 2 in Canisteo with open spots and will put out information on next week’s clinic as soon as it is finalized.”

All residents should continue to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills or repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell and contact their healthcare provider for instructions if feeling ill.

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.