March 31, 2021 – Steuben Co Has 26 New Cases Of The Covid

The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 26 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 5,975 confirmed cases, 192 of which are currently active.

The individuals are residents of the:

· City of Corning (3)

· City of Hornell (8)

· Town of Avoca

· Town of Bath

· Town of Campbell (2)

· Town of Erwin

· Town of Fremont

· Town of Rathbone (2)

· Town of Tuscarora (2)

· Town of Woodhull

· Village of Bath (3)

· Village of Savona

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:

· Nine individuals had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive

· Two individuals are associated with the following schools: Hornell High School and LECOM in Elmira

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

· 3/15 – Olive Garden in Big Flats

· 3/15, 3/18, 3/19 – First Arena in Elmira

· 3/16 – 3/19, 3/22 – 3/24, 3/26 – Walmart in Horseheads

· 3/20 – Texas Roadhouse in Horseheads

· 3/23 – Mooney’s Sports Bar & Grill in Big Flats

· 3/24 – Champs in Campbell

· 3/25 – Woodhouse Stadium Grill in Corning

· 3/25, 3/26, 3/28 – CASA – Trinity in Hornell

· 3/26 – ProAction Early Head Start in Hornell

· 3/26 – Village Café in Arkport

· 3/28 – Beartown Road Alliance Church in Painted Post

· 3/28, 3/29 – Billy Schu’s Food Bar in Hornell

· 3/29, 3/30 – Classy Café and Deli in Hornell

· 3/29, 3/30 – Maple City Dodge in Hornell

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

· 0 – 9 years: 1

· 10 – 19 years: 1

· 20 – 29 years: 4

· 30 – 39 years: 8

· 40 – 49 years: 2

· 50 – 59 years: 5

· 60 – 69 years: 3

· 80 – 89 years: 2

“Easter and Spring Break are days away, but with cases on the rise we strongly recommend all continue to follow prevention protocols,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Limit gathering sizes. If you are experiencing any symptoms, get tested and stay home. Research the COVID protocols and destination case rates if traveling, and consider your safest avenues for slowing the spread.”

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.