BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that eight Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 6,887 confirmed cases, 91 of which are currently active.
The individuals are residents of the:
· City of Corning
· Town of Avoca
· Town of Bath
· Town of Campbell
· Town of Corning
· Town of Erwin
· Town of Howard
· Village of North Hornell
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
· Two individuals are associated with Canisteo-Greenwood High School and Hornell High School
The individuals reported visiting the following public locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:
· 5/21 – 5/24 – Walmart in Painted Post
· 5/22 – Norfolk Southern in Painted Post
· 5/22 – 5/24 – Arby’s in Painted Post
· 5/23 – Fiesta Brava in Corning
· 5/23 – Kookalaroc’s in Watkins Glen
· 5/25 – Seneca Harbor Station in Watkins Glen
Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:
· 10 – 19 years: 1
· 20 – 29 years: 2
· 30 – 39 years: 1
· 40 – 49 years: 1
· 50 – 59 years: 2
· 60 – 69 years: 1
“Pfizer, along with the usual Moderna and Johnson and Johnson, will be available at the vaccine clinic at the Civil Defense Training Center in Bath on Tuesday, June 1st and Wednesday, June 2nd,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Gathering in groups for cookouts, holidays, and more often increase in the summer months. Get vaccinated now to protect yourself and others during these fun gatherings to come.”
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.