BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 14 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19 since Thursday’s update. This brings the total to 7,040 confirmed cases, 31 of which are currently active.
The individuals are residents of the:
· City of Corning
· City of Hornell
· Town of Bradford
· Town of Caton
· Town of Corning
· Town of Erwin (4)
· Town of Hornellsville (2)
· Town of Howard
· Village of Bath
· Village of Cohocton
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:
· Four individuals had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive
· Four individuals returned from travel outside New York State
· One individual is associated with Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital in Binghamton
· One individual is associated with Calvin U. Smith Elementary School
The individuals reported visiting the following public locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:
· 7/28 – Woodhouse Stadium Grill in Corning
· 7/31 – The Ponds at Elmbois in Hammondsport
· 8/2 – 8/4 – KidStart in Mount Morris
· 8/4 – Universal Health Network in Hornell
Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:
· 0 – 9 years: 2
· 10 – 19 years: 2
· 20 – 29 years: 4
· 30 – 39 years: 1
· 40 – 49 years: 1
· 50 – 59 years: 1
· 60 – 69 years: 2
· 70 – 79 years: 1
“The majority of our new cases remain unvaccinated,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “The vaccines have been very effective in Steuben, and we urge all those who are able to get vaccinated do so as soon as possible. We hold COVID vaccination clinics at least once a week, and often more, with multiple vaccines. See our website for more information.”
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.