Dec 21st: Three Steuben County Deaths And 155 New Steuben Co Cases

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 155 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19 since Saturday. This brings the total to 2,887 confirmed cases, 530 of which are currently active.

The individuals are residents of the:
• City of Corning (18)
• City of Hornell (25)
• Town of Avoca (2)
• Town of Bath (4)
• Town of Bradford (3)
• Town of Campbell (4)
• Town of Caton (3)
• Town of Corning (3)
• Town of Dansville (5)
• Town of Erwin (12)
• Town of Fremont (4)
• Town of Hartsville
• Town of Hornby (2)
• Town of Hornellsville (6)
• Town of Howard (3)
• Town of Jasper (2)
• Town of Lindley (3)
• Town of Prattsburgh (7)
• Town of Pulteney
• Town of Rathbone
• Town of Thurston
• Town of Troupsburg (6)
• Town of Tuscarora (2)
• Town of Urbana (6)
• Town of Wayland
• Town of Wayne
• Town of Woodhull
• Village of Addison (2)
• Village of Arkport (3)
• Village of Bath (8)
• Village of Canisteo (7)
• Village of Cohocton (3)
• Village of Hammondsport
• Village of Painted Post
• Village of South Corning
• 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:
• 40 individuals had contact with previously reported Steuben positives
• Four individuals are employees of the Fred & Harriett Taylor Health Center
• Five individuals are residents of the Fred & Harriett Taylor Health Center
• Two individuals are residents of Corning Center
• Two individuals are employees of nursing homes outside Steuben County
• Two individuals are linked with the Finger Lakes DDSO home in Cohocton
• One individual is an employee of Alstom
• One individual is an employee of NYSDOT
• One individual is an employee of the Bath VA
• Two individuals are employees of Gunlocke
• Two individuals are employees of TTA in Hornell
• Two individuals are employees of CBR Transport in Arkport
• Three individuals are linked with Hornell Children’s Home Day Care
• One individuals is an employee of Steuben County at the Mental Health Center in Corning
• Three individuals are employee of Corning, Inc.: two at Sullivan Park and one at CPT
• Five individuals are employees of Family Life in Bath
• One individual is an employee of UPS in Painted Post
• Seven individuals are students and nine individuals are employees of the following schools:
o Arkport Central School District
o Big Flats Elementary
o Bryant Elementary
o Campbell-Savona Central School District
o Corning-Painted Post Middle School
o Dundee Central School District
o Hugh Gregg Elementary
o North Hornell Elementary
o Canisteo-Greenwood Central School District
o Corning-Painted Post Central School District
o Corning-Painted Post High School
o Calvin U. Smith Elementary
o Hornell High School
• Three more individuals visited the American Legion in Hornell, the Hornell Association, and the Elks Club in Hornell on days identified by other positives as well as additional dates: If you have visited any of these locations in the last two weeks, you are strongly encouraged to seek a COVID-19 test.
In addition to the locations noted above, the individuals reported visiting the following locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:
• 12/11, 12/12 – Hornell Fire Department
• 12/12 – Crystal Lanes in Corning
• 12/12, 12/13 – Wellsville Creative Arts Center
• 12/14 Lunch – B & D Depot in Wayland
• 12/14 Lunch – Billy Schu’s Food Bar in Hornell
• 12/14 – Woodhouse Stadium Grill in Corning
• 12/14 – 12/16 – Hornell City Hall
• 12/15 – Community Bank in Hornell
• 12/15 – Iron Flamingo in Corning
• 12/15 – Michele’s Hair & Nail Studio in Corning
• 12/16 Morning – Lashing Out in Hornell
• 12/16 – Toast and Grind in Corning
• 12/16 – American Legion in Wayne
• 12/16, 12/17 – Simmons Rockwell in Bath
• 12/16, 12/17, 12/19 – 12/21 – Golden Age Cheese in Woodhull
• 12/16 – 12/18 – Wayland Food Mart
Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:
• 0 – 9 years: 10
• 10 – 19 years: 13
• 20 – 29 years: 10
• 30 – 39 years: 19
• 40 – 49 years: 22
• 50 – 59 years: 38
• 60 – 69 years: 20
• 70 – 79 years: 15
• 80 – 89 years: 6
• 90 – 99 years: 2
“Today we are reporting our highest three day total of COVID cases since the pandemic began,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “We simply cannot sustain this type of increase in our county. Please reconsider your holiday plans, personal choices, destinations and who you gather with.”

The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification of the death of three individuals who had previously tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to 131. Two individuals were residents of the Fred and Harriett Taylor Health Center; one male age 63 and one female age 88, and one community member from the City of Hornell, male age 71, who died while hospitalized.

“Just as our number of positive cases continues to rise at an alarming rate, so does our number of deaths related to COVID-19. Many, many families across the county will have a sense of profound loss during this holiday season,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Please continue to fight with us against this deadly virus.”

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.