June 10, 2021 – Steuben County Reports Two New Cases

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that two Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 6,932 confirmed cases, 28 of which are currently active.

The individuals are residents of the Village of Wayland.

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 that the individuals are associated with Wayland-Cohocton High School and both are in the 10 – 19 years age group.

“Starting Friday, June 11 the weekday COVID vaccine clinic at the Civil Defense Training Center in Bath will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Cases are on the decline and vaccination uptake has slowed. We will continue to offer clinics throughout the county in a targeted manner.”

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.