December 2nd: Steuben County Covid Update: 27 More Cases And One Death In Bath

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 27 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 1,936 confirmed cases, 300 of which are currently active. The individuals are residents of the:
• City of Corning
• City of Hornell (2)
• Town of Bath (3)
• Town of Bradford
• Town of Caton
• Town of Erwin (4)
• Town of Hornby
• Town of Hornellsville
• Town of Prattsburgh
• Town of Woodhull (4)
• Village of Addison
• Village of Bath (4)
• Village of Painted Post
• Village of North Hornell
• Village of South Corning
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:
• Three individuals are contacts to previously reported Steuben positives
• Two individuals had contact with positives from other counties
• One individual is an employee of Corning Center
• Two individuals are employees of the Fred and Harriett Taylor Health Center and/or Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital
• One individual is an employee of the UR Medicine Neurology Office in Big Flats
• One individual is an employee of DOT in Bath
• One individual is an employee of the Finger Lakes DDSO
• One individual is an employee of Horseheads High School
• One individual is an employee of Addison High School
• One individual is a student of Jasper-Troupsburg High 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:
• 11/17 -11/20 – Affordable Auto Services in Bath
• 11/24 Morning – Stephanie’s Family Restaurant in Bath
• 11/30 – Bob Evans in Riverside
• 11/30 – Mercury Aircraft, Inc. in Bath
Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:
• 0 – 9 years: 1
• 10 – 19 years: 3
• 20 – 29 years: 2
• 30 – 39 years: 6
• 40 – 49 years: 7
• 50 – 59 years: 3
• 60 – 69 years: 3
• 70 – 79 years: 2
“We continue to see the trend of workplaces lending to COVID-19 spread and contacts,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Remember, even if you work with the same people, prevention strategies must not lapse. Maintain distance among coworkers, wear masks, and be extra mindful during lunch and while on breaks.”

The Steuben County Public Health Department also reports 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 102. The individual was a male resident of the Fred and Harriett Taylor Health Center who died at the age of 82.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the gentleman who passed this morning,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “We cannot stress enough the importance of utilizing every prevention strategy to stop the spread. Even if you are not personally around our most vulnerable populations, your actions could link to them through your other contacts either positively or negatively.”
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