May 7, 2020
From The Steuben Co Nurse:
BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department has received notification of the death of an individual who had previously tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to 39.
The individual was a 79 year old male from the Village of Bath who died while hospitalized outside the county.
“It has been almost a week since we last reported a death related to COVID-19 in Steuben County,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “We know today that someone lost their father much earlier than was expected. A couple months ago, this man was active in the community. The cruelty of this disease is that it takes family members away. Please remember this in your actions to stop the spread.”
All residents should continue to stay home and 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.