BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 11 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 5,657 confirmed cases, 114 of which are currently active.
The individuals are residents of the:
· City of Corning
· City of Hornell
· Town of Avoca
· Town of Bath (2)
· Town of Campbell
· Town of Canisteo
· Town of Cohocton
· Town of Corning
· Village of Savona
· 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:
· Three individuals had contact with previously reported Steuben positives
· Two individuals are residents of Steuben Center
· Two individuals are associated with the following schools: Campbell-Savona High School and William E. Severn Elementary
In addition, the individuals reported visiting the following locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:
· 3/6 – Walmart in Painted Post
· 3/7 – Lighthouse Wesleyan Church in Wayland
· 3/7 – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Painted Post
Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:
· 0 – 9 years: 2
· 10 – 19 years: 2
· 20 – 29 years: 2
· 30 – 39 years: 1
· 40 – 49 years: 2
· 60 – 69 years: 1
· 70 – 79 years: 1
“We will continue to share information on vaccination clinics when we have vaccine available,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Please read carefully which eligible groups the vaccine has been allocated for and only register for the specific clinic when appropriate.”
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.