July 14, 2020
The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that an additional Steuben County resident tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 295 confirmed cases, nine of which are currently active. The individual is a resident of the Town of Cohocton.
The individual is isolated and being monitored by the County Health Department. Public Health staff investigated and identified close contacts of the confirmed case 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 investigation indicates the individual visited the following locations within that timeframe:
• 7/11/20 Early Evening – Lowes in Hornell
• 7/11/20 Early Evening – McDonalds in Hornell
• 7/12/20 Afternoon – Tops in Dansville
“At the beginning of the pandemic we saw many cases in our senior population,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Over time, we have started to see more cases in the younger adult population. Age is not a protective factor when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19. We all must continue to do our part to stop the spread by wearing masks, washing our hands, social distancing, and limiting gathering size.”
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.
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