April 6, 2020
From The Steuben County Health Dept, 4:55pm:
The Steuben County Public Health Department reports it has received notification that six additional Steuben County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 79 confirmed cases. The individuals are residents of:
• City of Hornell
• Village of North Hornell (5)
All of the cases reported today are linked with previously reported individuals.
Additional cases have been reported from Elderwood in Hornell.
All of the individuals are currently being isolated and monitored by the County Health Department. Public Health staff investigated and identified close contacts of the confirmed cases and any exposure risks. All those known to have direct contact with the individuals have been notified.
The investigations indicate that all of the individuals followed Public Health protocols, resulting in no known public exposure risks.
All residents should continue to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath and contact their healthcare provider for instructions if feeling ill.
“Although there were a lot of new cases reported today, all the individuals were linked with previous cases,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “The community’s efforts to limit all outside contact and stay home will reduce the number of new cases reported in the future.”
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.