TWO NEW CASES OF COVID-19 CONFIRMED IN STEUBEN COUNTY
BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that two Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 6,869 confirmed cases, 87 of which are currently active.
The individuals are residents of the City of Hornell and the Village of Savona.
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 positive isolating in another county, and no public locations were visited that posed an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes.
Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:
· 10 – 19 years: 1
· 70 – 79 years: 1
“We are thrilled to see such a low case count – one we haven’t seen in over eight months, since September 16, 2020,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “If we all continue to follow prevention strategies, including getting vaccinated and staying home when ill, we could soon see a series of days with no positive cases.”
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.