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Number of active COVID cases ticks down slightly in Steuben, but another death reported

The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification Tuesday of the death of an individual who had previously tested positive for COVID-19.

It brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to 71. The individual was a male resident of the Bath VA nursing home who died while hospitalized at the age of 91.

Public Health Department also received notification that 14 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19.  This brings the total to 943 confirmed cases, 309 of which are currently active.

“We are glad to see a drop in the number in today’s number of new cases, but one day does not make a trend,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Community transmission still remains high as seen by the number of contacts to positives.  If you know you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, you should consider getting tested near the end of quarantine.”

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
  • One individual is an employee of GST BOCES at Coopers Campus
  • One individuals is a student at Addison High 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:

  • 10/12 – 10/16 – Kwik Fill on Route 415 in Bath
  • 10/13 – 10/15 – Streeter Associates, Inc. in Elmira
  • 10/16 Evening – Woodhouse Stadium Grill in Corning
  • 10/16 Evening – Cugini Café in Corning