May 19th: A Covid Case In Avoca

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that an additional Steuben County resident tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 252 confirmed cases. The individual is a resident of the Town of Avoca.

The individual is currently isolated and being monitored by the County Health Department. Public Health staff investigated and identified close contacts of the confirmed case and exposure risks. All those known to have direct contact with the individual have been notified.

Per CDC and New York State Department of Health guidance, information is being collected beginning 48 hours prior to symptom onset through the day of the positive test result. The investigation indicates the individual visited the following location within that timeframe:

· 5/13/20 Morning – Byrne Dairy in Canandaigua

“Phase one of reopening is underway, and we are encouraged by the low daily numbers of new cases,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “To continue with this trend, please continue to follow strategies to prevent further spread of COVID-19, keeping in mind that individuals without any symptoms can also spread the disease if they have it.”

All residents should continue to stay home and 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.

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