January 7, 2021 – Steuben County Has 107 New Cases

The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 107 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 3,988 confirmed cases, 722 of which are currently active.

The individuals are residents of the:

· City of Corning (13)

· City of Hornell (3)

· Town of Avoca

· Town of Bath (2)

· Town of Bradford

· Town of Cameron

· Town of Campbell (3)

· Town of Canisteo

· Town of Caton (3)

· Town of Cohocton

· Town of Corning (6)

· Town of Dansville (3)

· Town of Erwin (8)

· Town of Fremont (3)

· Town of Hornellsville (17)

· Town of Howard

· Town of Prattsburgh (2)

· Town of Pulteney (2)

· Town of Thurston

· Town of Troupsburg

· Town of Tuscarora

· Town of Wayland (2)

· Town of Woodhull (3)

· Village of Addison

· Village of Arkport (2)

· Village of Avoca

· Village of Bath (10)

· Village of Canisteo (2)

· Village of Cohocton

· Village of Painted Post (5)

· Village of Riverside

· Village of Savona (2)

· Village of Wayland (3)

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:

· 29 individuals had contact with previously reported Steuben positives

· Three individuals are residents and one individual is an employee of Absolut Care Three Rivers

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

· Six individuals are associated with Finger Lakes DDSO

· One individual is associated with the Bath VA

· 15 individuals are associated with CASA-Trinity

· Four individuals are associated with the following schools: Arkport Central School District, Haverling High School, Hornell Intermediate, Hugh Gregg Elementary

· Two more individuals visited social clubs: American Legion in Campbell and VFW in Bath – multiple positives have been identified at each location; if you have been to either in the last two weeks monitor for symptoms and consider getting tested

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

· 12/24, 12/27, 1/3 – All Saints Parish in Corning

· 12/27 – 1/3 – Center for Disability Rights in Corning

· 12/28 – Crystal Lanes in Corning

· 12/28, 12/29 – Steuben County Office Building

· 12/29 – Corning Building Company

· 12/30 – Southern Tier Coal in Woodhull

· 12/30, 12/31, 1/4 – Journey Fitness in Corning

· 12/31 – Corning Appliance Corporation

· 1/2 – Bob Evans in Riverside

· 1/2, 1/4, 1/5 – Lowe’s in Big Flats

· 1/3 – Avoca United Methodist Church

· 1/3, 1/6 – Save a Lot in Bath

· 1/4 – Station 26 in Cohocton

· 1/4 – Twin Tiers Eye Care in Bath

· 1/4 – 1/6 – Corning Museum of Glass

· 1/5 – 1/7 – Micatu Inc in Big Flats

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

· 0 – 9 years: 4

· 10 – 19 years: 8

· 20 – 29 years: 30

· 30 – 39 years: 15

· 40 – 49 years: 12

· 50 – 59 years: 17

· 60 – 69 years: 12

· 70 – 79 years: 5

· 80 – 89 years: 3

· 90 – 99 years: 1

“The extreme community spread we are seeing is alarming,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Many positives are linked with workplaces of all kinds. A particular workplace of concern currently is group homes where COVID spreads through both residents and employees quickly.

We all must do everything we can to slow this seemingly unending spread, including to limit travel and quarantine upon return, keep social circles small, and stay home and get tested when ill rather than going to work,”

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.