All 4 were residents of local nursing homes
BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department on Wednesday said it received notification of the deaths of four individuals who had previously tested positive for COVID-19.
All four were residents of nursing homes in Hornell or Bath.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to 31.
One individual was an 86-year-old woman who died at a nursing home in the Hornell area. One individual was an 85-year-old man who died at the same nursing home in the Hornell area. One individual was a 102-year-old woman who died at another nursing home in the Hornell area. The fourth individual was an 80-year-old woman from a nursing home in the Bath area who died while hospitalized outside the county.
“Each loss is heartbreaking,” said Public Health Director Darlene Smith. “It is particularly heart wrenching to hear of the death of a woman who lived through the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. She survived all the way up to 2020 to lose her life to this pandemic. We are a relatively small community to lose so many. Keep determined to save lives by staying home.”
All residents should continue to stay home and monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath and contact their healthcare provider for instructions if feeling ill.