July 8, 2021 – Covid Update From Steuben County

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that nine Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19 since Thursday’s update. This brings the total to 6,967 confirmed cases, 15 of which are currently active.

The individuals are residents of the:

· Village of Painted Post

· Town of Hartsville (5)

· City of Hornell

· Village of North Hornell

· 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 any exposure risks. All those known to have direct contact with the individuals have been notified. The investigations indicate four of the individuals had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive.

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 individuals reported visiting the following locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:

· 6/28/21 – Hornell Urgent Care

· 7/1/21 — Adaptec Solutions, Painted Post

· 7/2/21 – Canisteo Valley Practice

· 7/2/21 – Arnold’s Tree Service, Holley

Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:

 0 – 9 years: 3

 20 – 29 years: 3

 30 – 39 years: 3

“None of the positive cases included in today’s report have been vaccinated,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Community exposure and spread are directly impacted by making the important decision of getting vaccinated. Please consider how that decision may prevent infection in someone you love”.

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.