The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 11 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 6,637 confirmed cases, 160 of which are currently active.
The individuals are residents of the:
· City of Hornell (4)
· Town of Cameron
· Town of Erwin
· Village of Bath
· Village of Canisteo (2)
· Village of Cohocton (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:
· Seven individuals had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive
· Two individuals are associated with Hugh Gregg Elementary and Wayland-Cohocton Elementary
The individuals reported visiting the following public locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:
· 4/23, 4/24, 4/27, 4/29, 4/30 – Stop & Shop in Hornell
· 4/30, 5/1 – McDonald’s in Bath
Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:
· 0 – 9 years: 3
· 10 – 19 years: 1
· 20 – 29 years: 3
· 30 – 39 years: 2
· 40 – 49 years: 2
“We have been seeing high spread in our youth in Steuben County. We are holding a Pfizer clinic on Monday, which can be used for anyone age 16 and older,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “We are hoping the clinic will fill with both eligible youth and adults who are seeking vaccination. Getting vaccinated at this clinic will have people fully protected by mid-June, which is perfect timing for upcoming graduations and summer celebrations.”
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.