The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 17 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 6,823 confirmed cases, 132 of which are currently active.
The individuals are residents of the:
· City of Hornell
· Town of Bradford (5)
· Town of Cameron
· Town of Cohocton (2)
· Town of Dansville
· Town of West Union
· Village of Addison
· Village of Bath (3)
· Village of North Hornell
· Village of South Corning
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:
· Eleven individuals had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive
· Two individuals are associated with Corning Inc.
· Ten individuals are associated with the following schools: Bath-Haverling School District, Campbell-Savona School District, Canisteo-Greenwood School District, Corning-Painted Post School District, Hornell City School District, and Wayland-Cohocton School District
The individuals reported visiting the following public locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:
· 5/14 – Streeter Associates
· 5/14 – Pathways, Bath
· 5/17 – Mercury Aircraft, Hammondsport
Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:
· 0 – 9 years: 4
· 10 – 19 years: 6
· 20 – 29 years: 1
· 30 – 39 years: 1
· 40 – 49 years: 2
· 50 – 59 years: 2
· 70 – 79 years: 1
“Last week, Steuben County administered the largest number of vaccinations in the Southern Tier region, and this week continues the trend of very successful clinics,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “If you are not yet vaccinated, talk to trusted sources, such as your primary care physician, and strongly consider participating in one of the many clinic offerings in the county.”
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.