BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification Friday that an additional Steuben County resident tested positive for COVID-19.
This brings the total to 307 confirmed cases, seven of which are currently active. The individual is a resident of the Town of Hornellsville.
The individual is isolated and being monitored by the County Health Department. Public Health staff investigated and identified close contacts of the confirmed case and exposure risks. All those known to have direct contact with the individual 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 investigation indicates the individual is linked with a previously reported positive and did not pose any public exposure risks during this timeframe.
"We are pleased with the prevention efforts shown in our community," said Public Health Director Darlene Smith. "The benefit of the public wearing masks, social distancing and doing their best to slow the spread of COVID-19 has been evident in the low number of cases this week. Let’s all continue these strategies so we can have weeks without any new cases."
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.