April 1, 2020
From The Steuben County Health Department:
The Steuben County Public Health Department reports it received notification that four additional Steuben County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 40 confirmed cases. The individuals are residents of:
• City of Hornell (2)
• Village of North Hornell (2)
The individuals are currently being isolated and monitored by the County Health Department. Public Health staff investigated and identified close contacts of the confirmed cases and any exposure risks. All those known to have direct contact with the individuals have been notified.
The investigations indicate that the individuals followed Public Health protocols, resulting in no known public exposure risks.
All residents should continue to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath and contact their healthcare provider for instructions if feeling ill.
“A large number of confirmed cases were reported over the past several days,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Luckily, we have also seen a decrease in further public exposure risks due to individuals following public health guidelines. Residents should continue to stay home, practice social distancing, and limit outside contacts to help us flatten the curve locally.”
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.