The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that two additional Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 276 confirmed cases, 10 of which are currently active. The individuals are residents of the City of Corning and the Village of Canisteo.
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. The investigations indicate the individuals visited the following locations within that timeframe:
· 6/1/20 – 6/5/20, 6/7/20, 6/10/20 – 6/12/20 – Corning Centers
· 6/5/20 – Annie’s Beauty Supply Store in Elmira
· 6/6/20 – Protest outside Elmira Police Department
· 6/12/20 – Burlington Coat Factory at Arnot Mall
· 6/12/20 and 6/14/20 – Cutting Crew in Hornell
· 6/13/20 – Walmart in Painted Post
· 6/13/20 – Family Dollar in Corning
· 6/13/20 – Dandy Mini Mart on Denison Parkway in Corning
· 6/13/20 – Taco Bell in Painted Post
· 6/14/20 Evening – Wegmans in Hornell
· 6/14/20 Evening – Dollar General in Canisteo
“COVID-19 is still circulating in the community,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Masks are still required to be worn, and luckily the individuals found to be positive today reported wearing masks in public. However, it is a good idea for anyone who attended the protest outside the Elmira Police Department on June 6 to get tested. Although there was a much smaller group on the 6th than there was during the full march the day before, testing and contact tracing are some of the best ways to identify and stop the spread of this disease.”
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.