July 23 – Two New Covid Cases (Corning And Greenwood)

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that two additional Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 303 confirmed cases, nine of which are currently active. The individuals are residents of the:
• City of Corning
• Town of Greenwood
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 one individual is linked with a previously reported positive and one individual recently returned from travel to a state with high rates of infection. The individuals reported visited the following locations:
• 7/20/20 – 7/22/20 – Bath VA
• 7/21/20 – 7/22/20 – CAF USA in Elmira Heights
• 7/20/20 Evening – Mooney’s Sports Bar & Grill in Corning
• 7/20/20 or 7/21/20 – Rite Aid in Corning
• 7/20/20 or 7/21/20 – Dandy Mini Mart on East Corning Road in Corning
• 7/20/20 or 7/21/20 – Byrne Dairy on Grand Central Ave in Horseheads
“We continue to see a large number of travelers coming into or returning to Steuben County daily,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Individuals can become positive at the end of their quarantine period, so it is still extremely important for all of us to be diligent in our prevention efforts to stop the further spread of COVID-19. Wear a mask, social distance, and wash your hands regularly.”
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.