November 6th: 29 More Cases In Steuben County

The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 29 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 1,246 confirmed cases, 173 of which are currently active. The individuals are residents of the:

· City of Corning (6)

· City of Hornell

· Town of Cameron

· Town of Campbell (3)

· Town of Corning (3)

· Town of Erwin (3)

· Town of Jasper

· Town of Prattsburgh

· Town of Thurston

· Town of Troupsburg

· Town of Tuscarora

· Town of Woodhull

· Village of Addison

· Village of Bath (2)

· Village of Savona

· Village of South Corning (2)

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 are contacts to previously reported positives

· Four individuals are linked with Pathways

· Two individuals are employees of Wegmans in Corning

· Two individuals are residents of Absolut Care Three Rivers

· One individuals is an employee of Alfred University

· One individual is a student of the Canisteo-Greenwood Elementary School

· One individual is a student of Haverling High School

· One individual is an employee of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira

· One individual is an employee of Elderwood at Waverly

· One individual is an employee of Corning, Inc. at Headquarters

· One individual is an employee of Sportsman’s Warehouse in Big Flats

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

· 10/29 Lunch – Sorge’s in Corning

· 10/29, 10/30, 11/2 – 11/4 – Quinlan’s Medical Equipment & Supply in Canandaigua

· 10/30 Dinner – Waneta Inn in Dundee

· 11/1 Morning – Jelly Beans Restaurant in Painted Post

· 11/1 Lunch – Olive Garden in Horseheads

· 11/1, 11/2 Afternoons – Tops in Bath

· 11/2, 11/3 Evenings – Corning YMCA

· 11/3 Morning – Thurston Town Hall

· 11/4 – Burgers & Beer in Hammondsport

· 11/4 Dinner – DJ’s Flamingo in Bath

· 11/5 – Empire Livestock Auction in Bath

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

· 0 – 9 years: 1

· 10 – 19 years: 4

· 20 – 29 years: 7

· 30 – 39 years: 4

· 40 – 49 years: 4

· 50 – 59 years: 1

· 60 – 69 years: 2

· 70 – 79 years: 1

· 80 – 89 years: 3

· 90 – 99 years: 2

“As COVID-19 continues to spread in Steuben County, it is especially important for anyone who has visited any of the noted locations without wearing a mask for an extended period of time to be extra vigilant about monitoring for symptoms,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “All known contacts to positives are quarantined. However, in some instances there could be people who have been in contact with or in the same area as a positive for a prolonged time that are unknown to the individual and could have been exposed.”

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.