January 8, 2021 – 83 New Cases In Steuben County

The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 83 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 4,071 confirmed cases, 719 of which are currently active.

The individuals are residents of the:

· City of Corning (13)

· City of Hornell (9)

· Town of Addison

· Town of Bath (5)

· Town of Campbell (6)

· Town of Caton (3)

· Town of Cohocton

· Town of Corning (5)

· Town of Dansville

· Town of Erwin (5)

· Town of Fremont

· Town of Greenwood

· Town of Hartsville

· Town of Howard

· Town of Lindley (4)

· Town of Prattsburgh (3)

· Town of Thurston

· Town of Tuscarora (2)

· Town of Urbana (3)

· Town of Wayland (2)

· Town of Wayne

· Town of Wheeler

· Village of Avoca

· Village of Bath (3)

· Village of Canisteo

· Village of Cohocton

· Village of Hammondsport

· Village of Painted Post (3)

· Village of Riverside

· Village of Wayland (2)

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

· Six individuals are associated with Corning, Inc. at CET and the Diesel Plant

· Four individuals are associated with Finger Lakes DDSO

· Two individuals are associated with the Bath VA

· Three individuals are associated with CASA-Trinity

· One individual is associated with the Steuben County Jail

· Two individuals are health care workers in area hospitals

· Seven individuals are associated with the following schools: Broadway Academy, Addison Central School District, Prattsburgh Central School District, Campbell-Savona Jr/Sr High School, Canisteo-Greenwood Elementary, Corning-Painted Post High School, William E. Severn 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:

· 12/29 – Wegmans in Elmira

· 12/29 – Atlas Brick Oven Pizzeria

· 12/30, 12/31, 1/4 – Almond Veterinary Hospital

· 1/3 – Mooney’s Sports Bar and Grill at the Arnot Mall

· 1/3 – Grace Bible Baptist Church in Bath

· 1/3 – Beartown Road Alliance Church in Painted Post

· 1/4 – YMCA in Corning

· 1/4 – HealthWorks in Painted Post

· 1/4 – Applebee’s in Painted Post

· 1/4, 1/5 – Hilliard in Elmira

· 1/4 – 1/6 – Corning Credit Union Main Branch

· 1/4, 1/6, 1/7 – Steuben County Mental Health Center in Bath

· 1/5 – Pathways in Corning

· 1/5 – Applebee’s in Big Flats

· 1/4 – 1/7 – Steuben County Office Building

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

· 0 – 9 years: 2

· 10 – 19 years: 10

· 20 – 29 years: 13

· 30 – 39 years: 18

· 40 – 49 years: 10

· 50 – 59 years: 14

· 60 – 69 years: 11

· 70 – 79 years: 3

· 80 – 89 years: 2

“Today’s report is a slight improvement from yesterday’s numbers, however over 80 cases is still much too high,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “We ask that you take personal responsibility for all COVID precautions on a daily basis. Work with us to slow the significant community spread we are continuing to experience.”

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.