BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 12 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19 since Friday’s update. This brings the total to 6,904 confirmed cases, 59 of which are currently active.
The individuals are residents of the:
· City of Corning
· City of Hornell
· Town of Bath (2)
· Town of Campbell
· Town of Corning (2)
· Town of Dansville
· Town of Howard
· Town of Thurston
· Village of Bath
· Village of Cohocton
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:
· Five individuals had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive
· Two individuals are associated with Campbell-Savona Junior/Senior High School and Corning-Painted Post Middle School
The individuals reported visiting the following public locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:
· 5/25 – Tommy Hilfiger in Corning
· 5/26 – Elmira Psychiatric Center
Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:
· 0 – 9 years: 1
· 10 – 19 years: 3
· 20 – 29 years: 1
· 30 – 39 years: 2
· 40 – 49 years: 3
· 50 – 59 years: 2
“The number of cases and vaccinations are both heading in the right directions,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “To keep the trajectory going, if you are not already vaccinated, consider attending one of our local sites. Clinics get added throughout the week and can be found on our website and social media pages.”
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.