April 2, 2021 – 26 New Cases In Steuben Co

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 26 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 6,024 confirmed cases, 196 of which are currently active.

The individuals are residents of the:

· City of Corning

· City of Hornell (5)

· Town of Bath (2)

· Town of Campbell

· Town of Corning

· Town of Hornellsville

· Town of Pulteney

· Town of Rathbone (3)

· Town of Thurston (4)

· Town of Tuscarora

· Town of Urbana (3)

· Town of Wheeler

· Village of Bath

· Village of Painted Post

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:

· Three individuals had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive

· One individual is associated with Siemens Energy in Painted Post

· Two individuals are associated with Corning, Inc. at the Diesel Plant and Sullivan Park

· Two individuals are residents of the Fred & Harriett Taylor Health Center

· One individuals returned from travel outside NY

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

· 3/22 – 3/25 – Aldi in Hornell

· 3/29 – Applebee’s in Hornell

· 3/29 – US Salt in Watkins Glen

· 3/29 – City of Corning Department of Public Works building

· 3/29 – Steuben County Office Building in Bath

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

· 0 – 9 years: 1

· 20 – 29 years: 2

· 30 – 39 years: 10

· 40 – 49 years: 2

· 50 – 59 years: 4

· 60 – 69 years: 4

· 70 – 79 years: 2

· 90 – 99 years: 1

“The majority of our cases today were not already known contacts to a previously reported positive resident,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “This indicates that COVID-19 is spreading at a community level in Steuben. As many families and friends consider gathering this holiday weekend, make sure to take all precautions to slow the spread. If someone is experiencing any of the COVID symptoms they should not participate in gatherings.”

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.