July 24th: Two Covid Cases – In Hornellsville And Campbell

– The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that two additional Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 305 confirmed cases, 11 of which are currently active. The individuals are residents of the:
• Town of Campbell
• Town of Hornellsville
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 the individuals visited the following locations:
• 7/20/20 – 7/24/20 – Hornell Gardens
• 7/22/20 Afternoon – Home Depot in Painted Post
• 7/23/20 Evening – Wegmans in Hornell
“Remember that COVID-19 is a novel virus, so new things are learned about it every day,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “While we are continuing to learn, it is so important to practice the proven prevention strategies to slow and stop the spread. 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.