April 15, 2021 – Steuben Co Has 21 More Covid Cases

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 21 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 6,265 confirmed cases, 180 of which are currently active.
The individuals are residents of the:
• City of Corning (2)
• City of Hornell (3)
• Town of Addison (2)
• Town of Bradford
• Town of Cameron
• Town of Campbell
• Town of Caton
• Town of Erwin
• Town of Fremont
• Town of Hartsville
• Town of Howard
• Town of Thurston (2)
• Town of Woodhull (2)
• Village of Avoca
• Village of Riverside
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:
• Seven individuals had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive
• Two individuals returned from travel outside New York
• Three individuals are associated with Corning, Inc. at Headquarters, Decker Building, Sullivan Park, and CMS
• Two individuals are associated with Corelle Brands
• Two individuals are associated with the Bath VA
• One individuals is associated with Addison High School and BOCES Coopers campus
In addition, the individuals reported visiting the following locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:
• 4/6 – Village Café in Arkport
• 4/12 – NYSDOT in Kanona
• 4/13 – Journey Fitness in Corning
Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:
• 10 – 19 years: 4
• 20 – 29 years: 2
• 30 – 39 years: 2
• 40 – 49 years: 2
• 50 – 59 years: 5
• 60 – 69 years: 5
• 80 – 89 years: 1
“Today we received a heartfelt, handwritten thank you note at our COVID-19 vaccination clinic,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “We know not everyone is interested in or ready for the COVID vaccines, but we are so grateful to be able to provide vaccines for those who are interested and to give them an extra layer of protection against this life-altering virus.”
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.