July 8, 2020
The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that an additional Steuben County resident tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 291 confirmed cases, 13 of which are currently active. The individual is a resident of the City of Corning.
The individual has been staying in another county in New York for over a week and is isolated and being monitored by the County Health Department there. Steuben Public Health staff investigated and identified close contacts of the confirmed case 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 investigation indicates that the individual did not pose any known public exposure risks in Steuben County during that time.
In addition to the Steuben County case, an individual from another county in NY has tested positive and is being isolated and monitored in Steuben County. This individual is not counted in Steuben County’s case reporting. The investigation of this individual indicates they visited the following location:
• 7/6/20 Afternoon – Lakeview Mini Mart and Liquor Store in Bath
“Summer is traditionally a busy time for travel and interaction with others,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “With COVID-19 you must consider the behaviors and interactions of those you are around. This virus is highly contagious, making your risk of exposure, even in a small backyard event, potentially significant. Be wise in your travels, social interactions and prevention choices this summer to stop the further spread of COVID-19.”
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.