January 6, 2021 – Steuben Co Reports A Death In Campbell And 88 New Cases

The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 88 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 3,881 confirmed cases, 669 of which are currently active.

The individuals are residents of the:

· City of Corning (8)

· City of Hornell (10)

· Town of Avoca

· Town of Bath (4)

· Town of Bradford

· Town of Campbell (3)

· Town of Canisteo (3)

· Town of Caton (4)

· Town of Cohocton (3)

· Town of Corning (3)

· Town of Erwin (9)

· Town of Fremont (2)

· Town of Hornby

· Town of Howard

· Town of Lindley (4)

· Town of Thurston

· Town of Tuscarora

· Town of Urbana (2)

· Town of Wayland (7)

· Town of Wheeler (3)

· Town of Woodhull (2)

· Village of Addison

· Village of Bath (5)

· Village of Canisteo

· Village of Cohocton

· Village of North Hornell

· Village of Painted Post

· Village of Wayland (5)

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:

· 25 individuals had contact with previously reported Steuben positives

· Five individuals are associated with Corning, Inc. at the Decker Building, Erwin, IDM, and Sullivan Park

· Two individuals are associated with the Bath VA

· One individual is a resident of Steuben Center

· One individual is associated with a correctional facility outside Steuben

· One individual is associated with Finger Lakes DDSO

· One individual is associated with Pathways

· 11 individuals are health care workers

· One individual is associated with North Hornell Elementary

In addition to the locations noted above, the individuals reported visiting the following locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:

· 12/26, 12/27, 12/29 – 1/1, 1/4 – 1/6 – Corning Police Department

· 12/28 – Corning Community Food Pantry

· 12/28 – 12/31, 1/1, 1/2, 1/4 – Simmons Rockwell in Bath

· 12/29 – Wegmans in Corning

· 12/29 Soul Full Cup in Corning

· 12/29, 12/30 – Corning Youth Center

· 12/29, 1/1 – Casa Trinity in Hornell

· 12/30 – 54 Fitness in Bath

· 12/30 – Bob Evans in Riverside

· 12/31 – Dansville Collision

· 12/31 – Wild Ginger in Corning

· 12/31 – Steuben County Public Safety Building

· 1/1 – Mooney’s Sports Bar and Grill in Corning

· 1/4 – Acorn Market in Addison

· 1/4 – Keuka Medical Commons in Bath

· 1/6 – Maurice’s in Hornell

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

· 0 – 9 years: 2

· 10 – 19 years: 10

· 20 – 29 years: 11

· 30 – 39 years: 11

· 40 – 49 years: 13

· 50 – 59 years: 18

· 60 – 69 years: 13

· 70 – 79 years: 5

· 80 – 89 years: 4

· 90 – 99 years: 1

“Our numbers continue to rise at an unsustainable rate,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “A portion of our cases today are health care workers who are exposed more often than the general public, but it is also concerning for the vulnerable population they may serve and come into contact with. Please heighten your focus on slowing the spread and show great care in your personal choices.”

The Steuben County Public Health Department also received notification of 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 148. The individual was a female resident of the Town of Campbell who died at the age of 92.

“We have lost another member of our community today to COVID-19,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Every loss is tragic and discouraging as we continue the fight to stop the spread. Please continue to fight with us.”

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.