BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 14 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 5,671 confirmed cases, 124 of which are currently active.
The individuals are residents of the:
· City of Corning
· Town of Campbell (3)
· Town of Dansville
· Town of Erwin
· Town of Lindley
· Town of Pulteney
· Town of Wayland
· Village of Bath (3)
· Village of Savona (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:
· Six individuals had contact with previously reported Steuben positives
· Two individuals are associated with the following schools: Haverling High School and VEW Primary School
In addition, the individuals reported visiting the following locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:
· 3/4, 3/5 – Elmira Savings Bank in Horseheads
Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:
· 0 – 9 years: 1
· 10 – 19 years: 2
· 20 – 29 years: 2
· 30 – 39 years: 2
· 40 – 49 years: 2
· 50 – 59 years: 2
· 60 – 69 years: 1
· 80 – 89 years: 2
“Thankfully, cases are remaining low in Steuben County,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “As more people become vaccinated and restrictions ease, please remember to continue to wear your mask, social distance, wash your hands, and stay home and get tested if feeling unwell.”
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.