Steuben County ends week with 245 active cases

This brings the total to 1,569 confirmed cases

Staff reports
Confirmed COVID-19 cases have risen over the last week in Steuben and Allegany counties.

BATH – Steuben County ended the week with 245 active COVID-19 cases after adding 37 positive tests Thursday and Friday, the Steuben County Public Health Department said. 

This brings the total to 1,569 confirmed cases. The individuals are residents of the:

  • Village of North Hornell
  • Town of Avoca
  • City of Corning (4)
  • Town of Addison
  • Town of Bath
  • Village of Bath (4)
  • Village of Canisteo (2)
  • Village of South Corning
  • Town of Campbell
  • Town of Greenwood
  • Town of Erwin
  • Town of Lindley (3)
  • Town of Prattsburgh
  • Village of Addison (2)
  • Village of Bath (4)
  • Village of Painted Post (3)
  • Town of Urbana (2)
  • Town of Woodhull (2)

The individuals are isolated and being monitored by the County Health Department.  Public Health staff investigated, identified and notified close contacts of the confirmed cases and exposure risks.  

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:

  • One individual is a resident of Elderwood at Hornell
  • Five individuals are contacts to previously reported positives
  • One individual is an employee of Corning Center
  • Four individuals are employees of Corning, Inc. at the Diesel Plant
  • Two individuals are employees of the Bath VA
  • One individual is a student of the Dana Lyon Middle School
  • One individual is an employee of the Bath DMV
  • Two individuals are employees of Absolut Care Three Rivers
  • One individual is an employee of Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wellsville
  • One individual is an employee of Pathways
  • One individual is a student of Glenn Curtiss Elementary School
  • One individual is an employee of the Hammondsport Central School District

In addition to the locations noted above, the individuals reported visiting the following locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:

  • 11/16, 11/17 – Auto Plus Auto Parts in Hornell
  • 11/17 Lunch – Texas Hot in Wellsville
  • 11/10 Afternoon – Amelia Davis Salon in Corning
  • 11/11 – Shearing Shed in Painted Post
  • 11/11 – Enterprise Products in Watkins Glen
  • 11/13, 11/15, 11/16 – Wegmans in Corning
  • 11/15 – Grace Community Church in Pulteney
  • 11/16 Lunch – Applebee’s in Big Flats
  • 11/18 – Fox Auto Group in Painted Post

“Today’s information indicates continued community spread as well as transmission from positives to contacts. This can only occur if individuals are not complying with and following all COVID safety protocols,” said Public Health Director Darlene Smith. “Cases will continue to increase with holiday gatherings if we all do not keep our gatherings small, wear masks, and socially distance.”