Christmas Eve 2020: 58 New Covid Cases In Steuben Co

The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 58 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 3,098 confirmed cases, 588 of which are currently active.

The individuals are residents of the:

· City of Corning (8)

· City of Hornell (5)

· Town of Bath (3)

· Town of Cameron

· Town of Campbell (5)

· Town of Canisteo (2)

· Town of Caton (2)

· Town of Corning

· Town of Dansville

· Town of Fremont (2)

· Town of Hornby

· Town of Hornellsville

· Town of Howard (2)

· Town of Jasper

· Town of Lindley

· Town of Prattsburgh

· Town of Tuscarora

· Town of Urbana

· Town of Wayland (4)

· Town of Wayne

· Town of Wheeler

· Town of Woodhull (2)

· Village of Bath (3)

· Village of Cohocton (2)

· Village of Hammondsport (2)

· Village of Painted Post (2)

· Village of Wayland (2)

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:

· 14 individuals had contact with previously reported Steuben positives

· One individual is an employee of the Fred & Harriett Taylor Health Center

· Four individuals are employees of Corning, Inc.

· One individual is a student and two individuals are employees at the following schools:

o Arkport Central School

o Corning-Painted Post Middle School

o Prattsburgh Central School

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

· 12/13, 12/16 – Walmart, Painted Post

· 12/15-12/17 – Community Bank, Pulteney St., Corning

· 12/16-12/17 – Tri-County Family Medicine – Cohocton Health Center

· 12/16-12/18 – AIM – 1st St., Corning

· 12/14 – 12/18 – Journey Fitness, Corning

· 12/17 – Hope Church, Painted Post

· 1217 – JBs Bar & Grill

· 12/18-12/20 – Fred & Harriet Taylor Health Center

· 12/19 – Billy Schu’s Food Bar

· 12/19-12/20 – Livonia Post Office

· 12/19-12/20 – Village Café, Arkport

· 12/21 – Outback Steakhouse, Big Flats

· 12/21 – Aniello’s Pizzeria

· 12/21 – Bath VA Laboratory

· 12/21 – Ira Davenport Occupational Therapy

· 12/21 – Afternoon – Applebee’s, Painted Post

· 12/21 – Stroebels Supply, Hornell

· 12/21 – 12/23 – MacDonald Health Center, Woodhull

· 12/21-12/24 – Steuben County Jail

· 12/22 – HealthWorks Wellness and Fitness Center

· 12/22 – Corning YMCA

· 12/22 – Eastside Living & Rehab Center, Warsaw

· 12/22-12/23 – Robert Packer Hospital

· 12/22-12/23 – Steuben County VFW, Bath

· 12/20-12/24 – Bath Elks Lodge

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

· 0 – 9 years: 1

· 10 – 19 years: 2

· 20 – 29 years: 12

· 30 – 39 years: 8

· 40 – 49 years: 4

· 50 – 59 years: 14

· 60 – 69 years: 13

· 70 – 79 years: 2

· 80 – 89 years: 2

“The next week and a half is a very important moment in time for our community,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “If we all follow common sense public health measures, including limiting the size and number of our gatherings, we can avoid a post-holiday spike. In the interest of our collective health and wellbeing, please enjoy the holidays in a safe manner.”

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.