BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 14 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 6,244 confirmed cases, 176 of which are currently active.
The individuals are residents of the:
· City of Corning
· City of Hornell
· Town of Addison
· Town of Bath (2)
· Town of Campbell
· Town of Fremont (2)
· Town of Troupsburg
· Town of Tuscarora
· Village of Bath
· Village of Cohocton (3)
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:
· Three individuals had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive
· One individual returned from travel outside New York
· One individual is associated with Alstom
· Two individuals are associated with Snell Farm Children’s Center
· One individual is associated with Addison Middle School
In addition, the individuals reported visiting the following locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:
· 4/11 – Olive Garden in Big Flats
· 4/13 – Addison Family Dentistry
Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:
· 10 – 19 years: 1
· 20 – 29 years: 4
· 30 – 39 years: 5
· 50 – 59 years: 3
· 60 – 69 years: 1
“During this time of high community spread, COVID testing remains important for anyone who has had contact with a positive or who is experiencing symptoms,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “We have an updated list of testing locations in the area on our website and encourage anyone who wonders if they may have COVID to get tested. Keep in mind that if you get tested shortly after an exposure, you may have tested too soon and can still become positive. COVID can develop up to fourteen days after exposure. Also remember that a negative test result does not shorten or get a person out of quarantine due to exposure.”
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.