BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 14 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 6,770 confirmed cases, 160 of which are currently active.
The individuals are residents of the:
· City of Corning (2)
· City of Hornell (3)
· Town of Bath
· Town of Campbell
· Town of Corning
· Town of Howard
· Town of Lindley
· Town of Urbana (2)
· Village of Arkport
· Village of Bath
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:
· Four individuals had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive
· Two individuals are associated with Haverling High School and Hornell High School
The individuals reported visiting the following public locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:
· 5/7 – Storflex in Corning
· 5/10, 5/11 – Erwin Child & Family Center
· 5/13 – Applebee’s in Hornell
Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:
· 0 – 9 years: 1
· 10 – 19 years: 2
· 20 – 29 years: 3
· 30 – 39 years: 2
· 40 – 49 years: 2
· 50 – 59 years: 1
· 60 – 69 years: 3
“Both Johnson & Johnson and Moderna are being offered at our regularly scheduled clinics in Hornell and Bath,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “We strongly encourage all of our eligible residents to get vaccinated as soon as they are able for the highest level of protection.”
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.