BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 20 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 6,740 confirmed cases, 170 of which are currently active.
The individuals are residents of the:
· City of Corning (2)
· City of Hornell
· Town of Bath (3)
· Town of Campbell
· Town of Canisteo (2)
· Town of Cohocton
· Town of Greenwood
· Town of Hornellsville
· Town of Rathbone (2)
· Town of Wayland
· Town of Wheeler
· Village of Bath
· Village of North Hornell
· Village of Wayland (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:
· Five individuals had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive
· One individual is associated with a correctional facility outside of Steuben County
· One individual reported out-of-state travel
· Four individuals are associated with the following schools: Campbell-Savona Central School District and Wayland-Cohocton Central School District
The individuals reported visiting the following public locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:
· 5/6 – Liquid Products, Cohocton
· 5/6 – 5/7 – Mercury Aircraft, Hammondsport
· 5/7 – Club 57, Hornell
· 5/9 – Wayland Food Mart, Wayland
· 5/10 – Dyco Electronics, Hornell
Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:
· 0 – 9 years: 3
· 10 – 19 years: 4
· 20 – 29 years: 5
· 30 – 39 year: 3
· 40 – 49 years: 2
· 50 – 59 years: 1
· 60 – 69 years: 2
“We have been grateful to see an increase in the number of residents utilizing our weekday vaccination clinics in Bath and Hornell,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “As a reminder, we continue to accept walk-ins at the Civil Defense Center in Bath and the Hornell Community Arts Center between 10am and 2pm, Monday through Friday.”
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.