May 26, 2021 – 10 New Cases In Steuben

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 10 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 6,879 confirmed cases, 87 of which are currently active.

The individuals are residents of the:

· City of Corning

· Town of Canisteo (2)

· Town of Corning

· Town of Howard (2)

· Town of Lindley (2)

· Town of Wayland

· Village of Bath

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:

· Seven individuals had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive

· One individual is associated with Corning, Inc. at the Diesel Plant

· Two individuals are associated with Canisteo-Greenwood Central School District

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

· 5/18 – 5/23 – Big Flats Post Office

· 5/23 – Thai Elephants in Watkins Glen

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

· 10 – 19 years: 4

· 20 – 29 years: 1

· 30 – 39 years: 1

· 40 – 49 years: 1

· 50 – 59 years: 1

· 60 – 69 years: 2

“As has been trending this spring, today’s largest group of cases can be found in children,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Pfizer is currently approved for use in children age 12 and older, and Moderna is seeking authorization for the same age group. Our next Pfizer clinic is scheduled for Thursday, June 3rd in Addison from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. We highly recommend this age group gets vaccinated to protect themselves and to help reduce the spread through families and the community.”

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.