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Officials: 51 people have now died of COVID-19 in Steuben County

The death toll in Steuben County has risen to 51, according to public health officials.

They announced over the weekend that 51 people had died, after another resident of the Corning Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing died.

She was described as a 71-year-old female.

“COVID-19 has cruelly cut short the life of another Steuben resident,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “I urge our residents to take this seriously. We must do everything possible to slow the spread and stop the death toll.”

All residents are encouraged to continue monitoring 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.

As of that report there were 185 active cases of COVID-19 in Steuben County.