April 8, 2020
From The Steuben County Public Health Department:
The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification of the death of an individual who previously tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to six. The individual was an 84 year old male from the Town of Bath who died at a nursing home in the Bath area.
“Each additional death from COVID-19 is a true tragedy for the community,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Actions are being taken with the aid of the New York State Department of Health to address the nursing homes in the area. We need to protect our must vulnerable population, and community members can do that by staying home and limiting contact with members outside their homes.”
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.
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.
Lorelei Wagner, MPH, CHES