February 23, 2021 – Steuben County Reports Five Cases, Countywide

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that five Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 5,481 confirmed cases, 90 of which are currently active.
The individuals are residents of the:
• City of Corning
• City of Hornell
• Town of Caton
• Town of Corning
• Town of Prattsburgh
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:
• Two individuals had contact with previously reported Steuben positives
• Two individuals are associated with the following schools: Alfred University and University of Buffalo
In addition, the individuals reported visiting the following locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:
• 2/14 – Station 26 in Cohocton
Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:
• 10 – 19 years: 1
• 30 – 39 years: 3
• 70 – 79 years: 1
“Thankfully, cases are remaining at an all-time low for 2021,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Prevention measures must continue to be followed to keep this trend going and to protect loved ones. Remember, a person is only known to be positive after getting tested, so if you experience any COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed, get tested.”
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.