April 18th – Two More Covid Deaths In Steuben County

April 18, 2020

From The Steuben 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 23. One individual was an 81 year old male from the Village of Painted Post who died while hospitalized. The other individual was a 70 year old female who died in a nursing home in the Hornell area.

“We continue to be saddened with each new death reported,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “We know this is a deadly virus, especially for those aged 65 and older, but that is not a comfort to the loved ones or for our community. Commit to stopping the spread of COVID-19 by staying home.”

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 and www.instagram.com/SteubenPublicHealth.