April 15, 2020
From The County Public Health Dept:
The Steuben County Public Health Department has received notification of the deaths of two individuals who had previously tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to 18. One individual was a 71 year old male who died in a nursing home in the Hornell area. The other individual was a 91 year old female who died in a nursing home in the Bath area.
“The entire community is highly concerned with the trend of positive cases and deaths in nursing homes,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “We are working daily with federal, state and local officials to contain and respond. Although too many lives have already been lost, hopefully more will be saved.”
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.