August 2, 2021
The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 13 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19 since Thursday’s update. This brings the total to 7,014 confirmed cases, 30 of which are currently active.
The individuals are residents of the:
· City of Corning
· City of Hornell
· Town of Bath
· Town of Corning
· Town of Dansville
· Town of Hornellsville
· Town of Howard (2)
· Town of Urbana (2)
· Town of Wheeler
· Village of Bath
· 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 any 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:
· One individual had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive
· Three individuals returned from travel outside New York State
· One individual is associated with Alfred University
The individuals reported visiting the following public locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:
· 7/25 – Texas Roadhouse in Horseheads
· 7/25 – Frey & Campbell in Hammondsport
· 7/26 – 7/29 – Universal Health Network in Hornell
· 7/27 – Steuben Rural Electric Cooperative in Bath
· 7/29 – LMC Industrial Contractors Inc. in Dansville
· 7/30 – Subway in Bath
Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:
· 0 – 9 years: 1
· 20 – 29 years: 3
· 30 – 39 years: 2
· 40 – 49 years: 3
· 50 – 59 years: 1
· 60 – 69 years: 2
· 70 – 79 years: 1
“While cases are increasing in the area, please remember your prevention strategies to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Consider what kinds of activities lead to easy spread of disease, particularly if you’re not vaccinated. Remember, outdoor activities where there’s more space to spread out tend to be safer.”
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.