21 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 CONFIRMED IN STEUBEN COUNTY
BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 21 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19 since Friday’s update. This brings the total to 6,867 confirmed cases, 97 of which are currently active.
The individuals are residents of the:
· City of Hornell (2)
· Town of Avoca
· Town of Bath (2)
· Town of Bradford
· Town of Caton
· Town of Cohocton
· Town of Dansville
· Town of Erwin (2)
· Town of Lindley
· Village of Addison
· Village of Arkport
· Village of Bath
· Village of Canisteo (3)
· Village of North Hornell
· Village of Painted Post
· Village of Wayland
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:
· Nine individuals had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive
· Two individuals are associated with Corning, Inc. at Big Flats
· Four individuals are associated with the following schools: Alfred State College, Bryant Elementary and Wayland-Cohocton School District
The individuals reported visiting the following public locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:
· 5/16 – Wallace Wesleyan Church in Avoca
Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:
· 0 – 9 years: 3
· 10 – 19 years: 2
· 20 – 29 years: 3
· 30 – 39 years: 1
· 40 – 49 years: 4
· 50 – 59 years: 5
· 60 – 69 years: 3
“The warmer months with people spending more time outdoors lends to less spread of COVID-19, especially this year as more people are vaccinated,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Please continue to take appropriate precautions and get vaccinated as soon as you are able.”
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.