BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that four Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19 since Thursday’s update. This brings the total to 6,976 confirmed cases, 13 of which are currently active.
The individuals are residents of the:
· Town of Cameron (2)
· Town of Erwin
· Village of Canisteo
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 any 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 that two of the individuals returned from travel outside New York State, and none reported visiting any public locations that could pose an exposure risk during their investigation timeframes.
Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:
· 10 – 19 years: 3
· 90 – 99 years: 1
“It is important to continue to be mindful about activities that could pose concerns for those who are not vaccinated,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “If you’re traveling, consider what protocols may still be in place, what the current infection rates are for the area, and how you can best protect yourself from COVID.”
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.