April 23, 2021, 23 New Covid Cases

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 23 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 6,431 confirmed cases, 200 of which are currently active.

The individuals are residents of the:

· City of Corning

· City of Hornell (5)

· Town of Bath

· Town of Campbell

· Town of Corning (3)

· Town of Erwin

· Town of Greenwood (2)

· Town of Hornby

· Town of Lindley

· Town of Prattsburgh

· Town of Urbana

· Town of Wayland

· Village of Avoca

· Village of Bath (2)

· Village of Riverside

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:

· Nine individuals had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive

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

· One individual is associated with T&R Towing and Environmental Services

· One individual is associated with Alstom

· One individual is an employee of Steuben Center

· Five individuals are associated with the following schools: Corning Community College, Corning-Painted Post High School, Hornell High School, North Hornell Elementary

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

· 4/12 – 4/14 – Jabil in Big Flats

· 4/12 – 4/15 – Family Life Network in Kanona

· 4/17, 4/18, 4/20 – Walmart in Hornell

· 4/19, 4/20 – Rivoli Dental in Painted Post

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

· 0 – 9 years: 1

· 10 – 19 years: 5

· 20 – 29 years: 3

· 30 – 39 years: 1

· 40 – 49 years: 5

· 50 – 59 years: 5

· 60 – 69 years: 3

“Right now we have several clusters in schools and workplaces,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “To help slow the spread of COVID in Steuben, stay home if you are not feeling well or suspect you have been exposed to COVID.”

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.