April 12th: Another Covid Death In Steuben Co

April 12, 2020

From The County Health Dept:

The Steuben County Public Health Department has received notification of the death of an individual who had previously tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to 11. The individual was an 82 year old male from a nursing home in the Hornell area who died while hospitalized.

“In these unprecedented times, it is important that we each honor those who have lost their lives to this horrific virus by doing our very best to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “When you absolutely must venture out for groceries or work, take proper precautions by wearing a face covering, staying at least six feet away from others, and washing your hands. Otherwise, stay home to save lives.”

All residents should continue to stay home and monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath 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.