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.