July 22, 2020
From Steuben County:
The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that an additional Steuben County resident tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 301 confirmed cases, 10 of which are currently active. The individual is a resident of the Village of Bath.
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 individual 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 did not pose any known public exposure risks.
“Thankfully our number of new cases has stayed relatively low over the last several weeks,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Compliance with masking, social distancing, and small gatherings are the best strategies to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep new cases to a minimum.”
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.