May 28, 2021 – Steuben Has Five New Cases

FIVE NEW CASES OF COVID-19 CONFIRMED IN STEUBEN COUNTY

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that five Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 6,892 confirmed cases, 77 of which are currently active.

The individuals are residents of the:

· Town of Canisteo

· Town of Dansville

· Town of Lindley (2)

· 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:

· Four individuals had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive

· One individual is associated with Corning-Painted Post Middle School

The individuals did not report visiting any public locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes.

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

· 30 – 39 years: 1

· 40 – 49 years: 1

· 50 – 59 years: 2

· 60 – 69 years: 1

“Vaccination for both children and adults remains important for protecting families and stopping the spread of COVID-19 through the community,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith.

“We currently have four clinics scheduled next week, starting on Tuesday:

1. Civil Defense Training Center in Bath from 10 am – 2 pm Tuesday – Friday. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson for those ages 18 and older are available every day. Pfizer will also be available on Tuesday and Wednesday for anyone ages 12 and older.

2. Hornell Community Arts Center from 10 am – 2 pm on Tuesday, June 1 using Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.

3. Hornell High School from 5 – 7 pm on Tuesday, June 1 using Pfizer.

4. Addison Middle/High School from 4:30 – 6:30 pm using Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.

Registration and information on all the clinics 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.