April 21, 2021 – Steuben County Reports 26 Additional Cases

6 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 CONFIRMED IN STEUBEN COUNTY

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 26 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 6,389 confirmed cases, 196 of which are currently active.

The individuals are residents of the:

· City of Corning (2)

· Town of Addison (2)

· Town of Avoca

· Town of Bath (2)

· Town of Cameron (2)

· Town of Caton

· Town of Dansville

· Town of Hornby (3)

· Town of Hornellsville

· Town of Troupsburg

· Town of Tuscarora

· Town of Urbana

· Town of Wayland

· Village of Addison

· Village of Arkport

· Village of Avoca

· Village of Bath (3)

· Village of Canisteo

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:

· 13 individuals had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive

· Two individuals are associated with Snell Farm Children’s Center

· One individual is associated with Alstom

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

· One individual is a resident of Steuben Center

· Two individuals are associated with Jasper-Troupsburg High School and Winfield Street Elementary

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

· 4/14, 4/15 – Pathways, Inc. in Corning

· 4/15, 4/16, 4/19 – ServU Federal Credit Union in Erwin

· 4/16 – Elmira Correctional Facility

· 4/16 – Rivoli Dental in Painted Post

· 4/16 – Fran’s Landing in Painted Post

· 4/16 – Mavis Discount Tire in Dansville

· 4/17, 4/18 – Belt in the Eye in Wayland

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

· 0 – 9 years: 2

· 10 – 19 years: 4

· 20 – 29 years: 6

· 30 – 39 years: 4

· 40 – 49 years: 4

· 50 – 59 years: 1

· 60 – 69 years: 2

· 80 – 89 years: 1

· 90 – 99 years: 2

“With the high rate of community spread in Steuben, it is very important to have more of our population protected through vaccination,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Public Health is opening another weekday COVID vaccine clinic starting Monday at the Hornell Community Arts Center. We will be utilizing Moderna, so the clinic is open to anyone age 18 or older. Participants can pre-register for an appointment using the link found on our website, and walk-ins are also accepted.”

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.