November 16th: Another Death In Painted Post, And 55 More Steuben Co Cases

The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification of the death of an individual who had previously tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to 85. The individual was a female resident of Absolut Care Three Rivers who died at age 96.

“It is heartbreaking to see more deaths related to COVID-19 infiltrating a nursing home,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Let’s utilize all prevention strategies in our daily lives at home, work or play to keep the most vulnerable in our community safe.”

he Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 55 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19 since Saturday. This brings the total to 1,478 confirmed cases, 223 of which are currently active. The individuals are residents of the:

· City of Corning (7)

· City of Hornell (2)

· Town of Addison

· Town of Avoca (2)

· Town of Bath (2)

· Town of Cameron

· Town of Campbell (6)

· Town of Canisteo

· Town of Caton

· Town of Corning (4)

· Town of Dansville

· Town of Erwin (6)

· Town of Hornellsville (3)

· Town of Howard (2)

· Town of Lindley (4)

· Town of Rathbone (2)

· Town of Tuscarora

· Town of Wheeler

· Village of Addison (3)

· Village of Bath (3)

· Village of Canisteo

· Village of Hammondsport

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:

· Six individuals are contacts to previously reported positives

· One individual is a resident of Absolut Care Three Rivers

· One individual is an employee of Absolut Care Three Rivers

· One individual is an employee of Fred & Harriett Taylor Health Center

· One individual is an employee of Brookdale Senior Living in Painted Post

· One individual is an employee of Elcor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

· One individual is an employee of Wellsville Manor Care Center

· One individual is an employee of Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

· One individual is an employee of the Bath VA

· One individual is an employee of St. Joseph’s Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility

· Nine individuals are linked with Pathways

· Two individuals are employees of EDC Management in Corning

· Three individuals are employees of Corning, Inc.: two at Sullivan Park,
one at the Diesel Plant

· One individual traveled to a state with high rates of infection

· One individual is a student of RIT

· One individual is a student of Canisteo-Greenwood

· One individual is a student of the Tuscarora Elementary School

In addition to the locations noted above, the individuals reported visiting the following locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:

· 11/2- 11/6, 11/9 – Corning Natural Gas

· 11/3 – 11/6, 11/9 – Swan Morss Insurance in Corning

· 11/4 – Bob Evans in Riverside

· 11/5 Evening – Applebee’s in Painted Post

· 11/5, 11/7 – Marte’s Hair Boutique

· 11/7 Lunch – Texas Café in Hornell

· 11/8 Evening – Crystal Lanes in Corning

· 11/9 Afternoon – Michael John’s Mini Market & Deli in Hornell

· 11/9 – Twin Tier Women’s Health Team in Elmira

· 11/9 – Medical Service Company in Hornell

· 11/9 Evening – Grill 1-2-5 at the Radisson Hotel in Corning

· 11/10 Lunch – Pizza D in Bath

· 11/9, 11/10 – Institute for Human Services in Bath

· 11/9, 11/10 – Maple City Physical Therapy in Hornell

· 11/9, 11/10 – K. Rae Salon and Spa in Corning

· 11/9, 11/11 – Friendly Dodge in Penn Yan

· 11/9 – 11/11 – Genesee Valley Ford in Avon

· 11/10 – Encore Tanning in Painted Post

· 11/11, 11/12, 11/14 – Market Street Brewing Company in Corning

· 11/12 – Steuben County Office Building

· 11/12, 11/13 – Land O’ Lakes Plant in Painted Post

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

· 0 – 9 years: 2

· 10 – 19 years: 5

· 20 – 29 years: 9

· 30 – 39 years: 13

· 40 – 49 years: 3

· 50 – 59 years: 12

· 60 – 69 years: 8

· 70 – 79 years: 1

· 80 – 89 years: 1

· 90 – 99 years: 1

“Cases are not decreasing like we hoped to see,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Now is not the time to give up being diligent. We have a tremendous community, and we need to continue working collectively by utilizing basic prevention strategies and being mindful about risky behaviors that can spread COVID-19.”

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/SteubenPub