April 16, 2021 – Steuben County Reports 20 Cases

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 20 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 6,285 confirmed cases, 175 of which are currently active.

The individuals are residents of the:

· City of Corning (4)

· City of Hornell

· Town of Cameron

· Town of Campbell (2)

· Town of Canisteo

· Town of Corning (3)

· Town of Hartsville

· Town of Rathbone

· Town of Tuscarora

· Village of Arkport

· Village of Bath (3)

· Village of Wayland

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:

· Six individuals had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive

· One individual returned from travel outside New York

· One individual is an employee of Steuben Center

· Two individuals are associated with following schools: Arkport Central and STEM Academy

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

· 4/11 – Hope Church in Painted Post

· 4/11 – Bingo at the Horseheads American Legion

· 4/12 – 4/14 – Spencer Gifts at the Arnot Mall

· 4/14 – HealthWorks in Painted Post

· 4/15 – Pudgie’s Pizza in Corning

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

· 0 – 9 years: 1

· 10 – 19 years: 1

· 20 – 29 years: 5

· 30 – 39 years: 3

· 40 – 49 years: 1

· 50 – 59 years: 8

· 60 – 69 years: 1

“Six of today’s positives are hospitalized,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “To have 30% of one day’s cases in the hospital is a big deal. Please do not underestimate how strongly this virus can impact some. Continue to follow all prevention strategies to protect you and loved ones.”

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.