May 8th: A Covid Case In Prattsburgh

May 8, 2020

From Steuben County:

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that one additional Steuben County resident tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 243 confirmed cases. The individual is a resident of the Town of Prattsburgh and is linked with a previously reported positive case.

The individual is currently being isolated and monitored by the County Health Department. Public Health staff investigated and identified close contacts of the confirmed case and exposure risks. All those known to have direct contact with the individual have been notified.

Per CDC and New York State Department of Health guidance, information is being collected beginning 48 hours prior to symptom onset through the day of the positive test result. The investigation indicates that public health protocols were followed by the individual during the timeframe, resulting in no known public exposure risks.

“The best gift you can give your mother is protection from the spread of COVID-19,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “As much as we’d all like to gather to celebrate our mothers this weekend, please remember that gatherings with those outside the household are still not permitted.”

All residents should continue to stay home and 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.