December 18th: 66 New Steuben Cases And Three Deaths In Bath

The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 66 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 2,732 confirmed cases, 479 of which are currently active.

The individuals are residents of the:

· City of Corning (16)

· City of Hornell (8)

· Town of Bath (3)

· Town of Campbell (2)

· Town of Canisteo

· Town of Caton

· Town of Corning (2)

· Town of Dansville

· Town of Erwin (5)

· Town of Hartsville

· Town of Hornby

· Town of Hornellsville (3)

· Town of Howard

· Town of Jasper (2)

· Town of Pulteney (2)

· Town of Urbana (2)

· Town of Wayland

· Town of Woodhull (2)

· Village of Addison

· Village of Arkport (2)

· Village of Bath (4)

· Village of Canisteo

· Village of Hammondsport

· Village of Painted Post (2)

· Village of Wayland

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 a resident of the Fred & Harriett Taylor Health Center

· One individual is a resident of Corning Center

· One individual is a resident of the County Valley Home in Bath

· Four individuals are employees of Alstom

· One individual is an employee of St. James Hospital

· One individual is an employee of URMC Primary Care in Hornell

· Two individuals are employees of Groveland Correctional Facility

· Three individuals are employees of Steuben County: one at the Department of Social Services, one at Community Services in Bath, and one at the County Jail

· 10 individuals are employee of Corning, Inc.: four at Sullivan Park, one at headquarters, three at the Diesel Plant, and two at the Erwin Plant

· Two individuals are employees of Family Life in Bath

· One individual is an employee of UPS in Painted Post

· 2 individuals are students and 6 individuals are employees of the following schools:

o Canisteo-Greenwood Central School District

o Corning-Painted Post Central School District

o Jasper-Troupsburg Central School District

o William E. Severn Elementary

o Calvin U. Smith Elementary

o Beecher Elementary School

Another individual was at the Elks Club in Hornell on days identified by other positives as well as additional dates: If you have visited the Elks Club in Hornell in the last two weeks, monitor for symptoms and consider getting tested.

Two more individuals were at Maley’s Pub in Corning on days identified by other positives as well as additional dates: If you have visited Maley’s Pub in the last two weeks, monitor for symptoms and consider getting tested.

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

· 12/7 – Papa John’s in Big Flats

· 12/9, 12/10 – The Arc of Chemung

· 12/9 – 12/11 – The Arc of Schuyler

· 12/9 – 12/11, 12/14 – Southern Tier Custom Fabricators in Elmira

· 12/10 – Stephanie’s Hair Salon in Dansville

· 12/11, 12/14 – Erwin Child & Family Center

· 12/13 Morning – Buzzy’s Dream in Addison

· 12/13 – Harvest Baptist Church in Bath

· 12/13 – Beartown Road Alliance Church in Erwin

· 12/13, 12/15, 12/16 – Walmart in Hornell

· 12/14 Lunch – Tossed in Corning

· 12/14, 12/15 – Journey Fitness in Corning

· 12/15 Dinner – Italian Villa in Hornell

· 12/15 – Woodhouse Stadium Grill in Corning

· 12/16 – City of Hornell Police Department

· 12/16 – Primp in Corning

· 12/16 – Michele’s Hair & Nail Studio in Corning

· 12/16, 12/17 – Arc of Steuben Brundage House in Bath

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

· 0 – 9 years: 1

· 10 – 19 years: 3

· 20 – 29 years: 13

· 30 – 39 years: 14

· 40 – 49 years: 13

· 50 – 59 years: 12

· 60 – 69 years: 5

· 70 – 79 years: 2

· 80 – 89 years: 2

· 90 – 99 years: 1

“We continue to experience an alarming number of new cases per day,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “We each have a personal responsibility to do our part in making good choices and abiding by all the safety precautions. Let’s continue to work together towards the goal of bringing down the daily number of positive cases.”

The Steuben County Public Health Department also reports that they 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 128. All individuals were residents of the Fred and Harriett Taylor Health Center; one male age 84, one female age 86, and another male age 75, who died while hospitalized.

“These deaths are so very sad for our community and their loved ones, particularly during the holiday season,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Let us hold their lives in our memory and not relent in our fight against this virus so we can prevent future loss.”

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.