May 21, 2021: Steuben Co Reports 13 Covid Positive Cases

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 13 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 6,846 confirmed cases, 123 of which are currently active. 

The individuals are residents of the:

  • City of Hornell
  • Town of Caton (2)
  • Town of Hornellsville
  • Town of Tuscarora
  • Town of Urbana
  • Town of Wayland
  • Town of Wheeler (4)
  • Village of Canisteo
  • 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:

  • Two individuals had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive
  • One individual is associated with Corning, Inc.
  • Four individuals are associated with the following schools: Calvin U Smith, Corning-Painted Post School District, and Prattsburgh Central School

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

  • 5/16 – Quincy Exchange in Corning
  • 5/18 – Michael John’s in Hornell
  • 5/18 – 5/20 – Walmart in Hornell

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

  • 0 – 9 years: 1
  • 10 – 19 years: 1
  • 20 – 29 years: 1
  • 30 – 39 years: 2
  • 40 – 49 years: 3
  • 50 – 59 years: 2
  • 60 – 69 years: 3

“The Steuben County office buildings are opening to public walk-ins beginning on Monday,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Cases this week have been lower than last week, which we expect to continue as more residents become vaccinated.  Vaccination clinics will continue to be offered regularly and information on the clinics and registration can be found on the Public Health website.”  

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.