Jan 24 2022 – Steuben Co Covid Update

January 24, 2022

From Steuben Co Public Health: There’s been a combined 475 new COVID positive tests reported since Friday’s update. Due to our website being down, the home test number may be a little lower than it would otherwise.

Sadly, 2 more residents have passed. One individual was a male resident from the Town of Rathbone who died at the age of 66, and the other was a male resident from the Town of Bath who died at the age of 68. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the gentlemen who passed,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Sadly, COVID continues to spread in Steuben and is very dangerous for some. If you haven’t already done so, we strongly encourage you to get vaccinated and boosted if able.”

COVID remains dangerous to some. To keep our community members safe, it is extremely important for positives and contacts to quarantine as appropriate. Complete guidelines can be found at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/new-york-state-contact…

Although one person could have a mild case, another may end up with severe illness. Keep others safe if you are positive (whether you have symptoms or not), have been exposed, or are experiencing symptoms that could be COVID by staying home.

Positives and contacts can get their isolation and quarantine orders at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/new-york-state-contact…

As a reminder, most positives will only get a text message from the state. Some will get a phone call. All can get their orders at the site above. Most contacts are not expected to be reached out to by the state. They should take the word of the positive who lets them know they were exposed and quarantine at home.