May 18, 2021 – Steuben Co Reports 10 Positive Cases

The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 10 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 6,806 confirmed cases, 121 of which are currently active.

The individuals are residents of the:

· City of Hornell

· Town of Bradford

· Town of Cohocton

· Town of Dansville

· Town of Hornellsville

· Town of Lindley

· Town of Rathbone

· Village of Bath (3)

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:

· One individual had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive

· One individual is associated with GST BOCES Bush Campus

The individuals reported visiting the following public locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:

· 5/12, 5/13 – Anchor Glass in Elmira Heights

· 5/15, 5/16 – Kozy Korner in Bradford

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

· 10 – 19 years: 3

· 30 – 39 years: 1

· 40 – 49 years: 1

· 50 – 59 years: 2

· 60 – 69 years: 1

· 70 – 79 years: 2

“Getting vaccinated is the best protection against COVID and the best step towards a more normal lifestyle,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “We have a variety of vaccination clinics throughout the week in locations across the county offering Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.”

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.