April 17th: Two Covid Deaths

April 17, 2020

From the Steuben Co Public Health Nurse:

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 21. One individual was a 78 year old male from the Town of Hornellsville who died while hospitalized outside the county. The other individual was an 88 year old male who died in a nursing home in the Hornell area.

“This virus continues to create losses in our community each day,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “In order to save lives, we must all remain committed to the importance of physical distancing, wearing face coverings in public, regularly disinfecting surfaces, and thoroughly washing hands.”

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.