BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that five Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 6,930 confirmed cases, 27 of which are currently active.
The individuals are residents of the:
· Town of Bath
· Village of Avoca
· Village of Canisteo
· Village of Painted Post (2)
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 two of the individuals are associated with Canisteo-Greenwood High School and Corning-Painted Post Middle School, and individuals reported visiting Watkins Glen International on June 1 and Corning Natural Gas on June 4 during their investigation timeframes.
Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:
· 10 – 19 years: 2
· 30 – 39 years: 1
· 40 – 49 years: 1
· 50 – 59 years: 1
“Cases remain at a very low level,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “COVID-19 vaccination clinics continue to be scheduled regularly in various parts of the county. We welcome questions from anyone wondering if they should get vaccinated.”
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.