March 15, 2021 – Steuben Co Reports 21 New Cases

33 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 CONFIRMED IN STEUBEN COUNTY

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 33 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19 since Friday’s update. This brings the total to 5,714 confirmed cases, 99 of which are currently active.

The individuals are residents of the:

· City of Corning (7)

· Town of Avoca

· Town of Bath

· Town of Cameron (2)

· Town of Campbell

· Town of Caton (2)

· Town of Corning (2)

· Town of Erwin (5)

· Town of Hornby

· Town of Howard

· Town of Lindley (2)

· Town of Prattsburgh

· Town of Tuscarora

· Town of Wayne

· Town of Woodhull (2)

· Village of Bath

· Village of Riverside (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:

· 14 individuals had contact with previously reported Steuben positives

· One individual is a resident of Steuben Center

· Two individuals are associated with Corning, Inc.

· Three individuals are associated with the North Baptist Church in Corning

· Three individuals are associated with Walmart in Painted Post

· Three individuals are associated with the following schools: Naples Central and William E Severn Elementary

In addition, the individuals reported visiting the following locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:

· 3/8, 3/10 – HealthWorks in Painted Post

· 3/8 – 3/10 – Trayer Products in Elmira

· 3/9 – 3/11 – Clark Specialty Co. in Bath

· 3/9 – 3/12 – Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira

· 3/11 – 3/13 – Rent-A-Center in Corning

· 3/11 – 3/14 – Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Riverside

· 3/12 – ProAction in Bath

Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:

· 0 – 9 years: 1

· 10 – 19 years: 3

· 20 – 29 years: 4

· 30 – 39 years: 5

· 40 – 49 years: 5

· 50 – 59 years: 6

· 60 – 69 years: 6

· 70 – 79 years: 2

· 80 – 89 years: 1

“Thankfully, new daily cases in Steuben have continued to remain low,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “We are seeing a couple clusters related to work and worship in the area. If you attended the North Baptist Church service on March 7 or meeting on March 8 and have not yet been quarantined, please monitor for symptoms, and consider getting tested with or without symptoms.”

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.