October 19th: 47 New Cases In Steuben Co, Eight Of Them Are From Hornell, Three From Canisteo

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 47 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19 since Saturday. This brings the total to 929 confirmed cases, 317 of which are currently active. The individuals are residents of the:
• City of Corning (6)
• City of Hornell (8)
• Town of Bath (4)
• Town of Bradford
• Town of Campbell (2)
• Town of Canisteo
• Town of Caton
• Town of Cohocton
• Town of Corning
• Town of Hornby
• Town of Howard
• Town of Jasper
• Town of Thurston (5)
• Town of Wayland
• Town of Wayne
• Town of Wheeler
• Town of Woodhull (2)
• Village of Bath (3)
• Village of Canisteo (2)
• Village of Painted Post
• Village of Riverside (3)
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:
• 15 individuals are contacts to previously reported positives
• One individual is a resident of Corning Center
• 10 individuals are linked with Arc of Steuben homes in Hornell
• One individual is a teacher at St. Ann’s Academy in Hornell
• One individual is a student at Avoca Elementary School
• One individual is a student at Corning Painted Post High School
• One individual is a student at Alfred University
• Two individuals are employees of Tops in Bath
• Three individuals are employees at Schuyler Hospital
• One individual is an employee at Ira Davenport Hospital
• One individual is an employee of Corning, Inc. Diesel Plant
In addition to the locations noted above, the individuals reported visiting the following locations within their investigation timeframes:
• 10/2 Evening – Applebee’s in Horseheads
• 10/3 – Erwinna Tavern in Painted Post
• 10/8 – Modern Nails in Arnot Mall
• 10/8 Afternoon – Applebee’s in Painted Post
• 10/10 Afternoon – Grist Iron Brewing Company in Burdett
• 10/10 Late Afternoon – Club 57 in Hornell
• 10/10 Evening – Olive Garden in Horseheads
• 10/12 – Pladis in Big Flats
• 10/14 – 10/16 – Arnot Pediatrics Office in Horseheads
• 10/16 Evening – R & M Restaurant in Corning
• 10/17 Afternoon – Dundee’s Funtober Fest
• 10/17 Afternoon – The Windmill in Penn Yan
Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:
• 0 – 9 years: 2
• 10 – 19 years: 6
• 20 – 29 years: 11
• 30 – 39 years: 6
• 40 – 49 years: 10
• 50 – 59 years: 5
• 60 – 69 years: 2
• 70 – 79 years: 2
• 80 – 89 years: 1
• 90 – 99 years: 2
“Our number of new cases continues to run high and continues to be unsustainable. Additional attention and community support is needed to emphasize prevention measures, especially avoiding attendance of large gatherings,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Please know prior to attending how large the event will be. Your decisive action could help prevent an outbreak.”
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.