December 23rd: 84 New Cases For Steuben Co

The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 84 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 3,040 confirmed cases, 589 of which are currently active.

The individuals are residents of the:

· City of Corning (10)

· City of Hornell (8)

· Town of Addison

· Town of Bath (6)

· Town of Bradford

· Town of Caton (3)

· Town of Corning

· Town of Dansville (2)

· Town of Erwin (6)

· Town of Hartsville

· Town of Hornellsville (8)

· Town of Howard (2)

· Town of Lindley (3)

· Town of Prattsburgh (5)

· Town of Pulteney

· Town of Troupsburg

· Town of Urbana (9)

· Town of Wayland

· Town of Wheeler

· Village of Addison

· Village of Arkport

· Village of Bath (3)

· Village of Canisteo (5)

· Village of Cohocton

· Village of Painted Post

· 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:

· 16 individuals had contact with previously reported Steuben positives

· Three individuals are residents of the Fred & Harriett Taylor Health Center

· One individual is an employee of Absolut Care Three Rivers

· One individual is an employee of Steuben Center in Bath

· Two individuals are employees of nursing homes in Monroe County

· One individual is an employee of Guthrie Corning Hospital and one individual is an employee of Robert Packer

· One individual is an employee of NYSDOT

· One individual is linked with the Finger Lakes DDSO home in Cohocton

· One individual is an employee of Upstate Farms Cheese in Campbell

· Two individuals are employees of the City of Corning Police Department

· Two individuals are employees of the Village of Hammondsport

· One individual is an employee of Erwin Child & Family Center

· Two individuals are employees of Hornell Children’s Home Day Care

· Three individuals are employees or clients of Journey Fitness in Corning

· Two individuals are employees of Family Life in Bath

· Four individuals are employees of Corning, Inc.: two at Sullivan Park, one at the Diesel Plant, and one at Headquarters

· Two individuals are students and six individuals are employees at the following schools:

o Beecher Elementary School

o Bradford Central School

o Winfield Street Elementary

o Calvin U Smith Elementary

o Corning-Painted Post Middle School

o Hammondsport Central School District

o Hornell Intermediate 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:

· 12/10 – Hammondsport Fire Department

· 12/15, 12/16 – AMVETS in Hornell

· 12/16 – Big Lots in Painted Post

· 12/16 Lunch – Texas Café in Hornell

· 12/16, 12/18 – Tiny Tracks Day Care in Bath

· 12/17 – Wegmans in Corning

· 12/17 – Save A Lot in Bath

· 12/18 – Wild Ginger in Corning

· 12/18, 12/19 – Prattsburgh Marketplace

· 12/19 – Five Guys in Big Flats

· 12/19 – Hand in Hand Nail Salon in Hornell

· 12/19 – Modern Nails at Arnot Mall

· 12/19 – Olive Garden in Big Flats

· 12/20 – Woodhouse Stadium Grill in Corning

· 12/21 – Corelle in Corning

· 12/21 – Shear Perfection in Hornell

· 12/21 – Shirley’s Lumber in Bath

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

· 0 – 9 years: 3

· 10 – 19 years: 4

· 20 – 29 years: 12

· 30 – 39 years: 15

· 40 – 49 years: 9

· 50 – 59 years: 17

· 60 – 69 years: 13

· 70 – 79 years: 5

· 80 – 89 years: 5

· 90 – 99 years: 1

“Once again, we have reached the undesirable distinction of a record number of positive cases in one day,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Now is not the time to relax our efforts at slowing the spread of COVID-19. Let’s all do our part to double down and focus on practicing the COVID safety protocols.”

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.