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Steuben County adds nearly 200 COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

Public Health Department reports weekend, Monday figures

Staff reports

BATH — Steuben County added nearly 200 COVID-19 cases over the weekend and into Monday, the Steuben County Public Health Department said Monday night. 

A total of 197 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19 since Saturday, bringing the overall figure to 4,268 confirmed cases, 688 of them currently active. 

The Health Department also reported the death of four individuals who had previously tested positive for COVID-19. All of the individuals passed at area hospitals. They included a 76-year-old male resident of the Town of Howard, a 79-year-old male resident of the Village of North Hornell, a 90-year-old female resident of the Town of Bath, and a 93-year-old male resident of the Town of Erwin. 

Steuben County has now recorded 153 COVID-19 related deaths. 

Of the 197 new cases, 80 individuals had contact with previously reported positives in Steuben County. 

“Surging positive cases means community spread is rampant,” said Public Health Director Darlene Smith. “Spread is occurring in places of employment, health care offices, social meetings and schools. We all need to consider where we go, who we go with, and how long we spend together, particularly unmasked, in order to slow the spread.”

Twenty-one cases are associated with local schools: Addison Middle School, Addison High School, Avoca Central School, Bath Central School District, Campbell-Savona Elementary, Campbell-Savona Jr/Sr High School, Canisteo-Greenwood Central School, Erwin Valley Elementary, Corning-Painted Post Middle School, Corning-Painted Post High School, Haverling High School, North Hornell Elementary, SUNY Geneseo, Alfred State College, Alfred University

The highest number of cases were recorded in the City of Corning (28), followed by the Town of Caton (17), Town of Erwin (17), Town of Wayland (12), Village of Bath (12), Town of Bath (8), Town of Cohocton (8), City of Hornell (7), Village of Canisteo (7), Village of Painted Post (7), Town of Corning (7), Town of Lindley (7) and the Town of Urbana. 

Four cases were recorded in the Town of Dansville, Town of Campbell, Village of Addison, Village of Avoca and the Village of Wayland. 

Three cases were recorded in the Town of Avoca, Town of Rathbone and the Town of Tuscarora. 

Two cases were recorded in the Town of Canisteo, Town of Fremont, Town of Hornby, Town of Hornellsville, Town of Jasper, Town of Prattsburgh, Town of Thurston, Town of Wayne and the Village of South Corning. 

Single cases were reported in the Town of Bradford, Town of Cameron,  Town of Hartsville, Town of Howard, Town of Woodhull, Village of Cohocton, Village of North Hornell and the Village of Savona. 

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. 

The investigations indicate:

  • One individual is a resident of Absolut Care Three Rivers
  •  Five individuals are associated with Corning, Inc. at Sullivan Park and Headquarters
  • Five individuals are associated with Finger Lakes DDSO
  • Three individuals are associated with the Arc of Steuben in Bath
  • One individual is associated with Groveland Correctional Facility
  • Five individuals are health care workers in area hospitals

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

  • 12/29 – Mooney’s Sports Bar and Grill in Corning
  • 12/30 – Aldi in Painted Post
  • 12/30 – 1/1 – Radisson Hotel in Corning
  • 12/30, 1/5 – 1/8 – Corelle Brands in Corning
  • 12/31 – Agape Veterinary Clinic in Horseheads
  • 12/31 – 1/2 – Wegmans in Hornell
  • 1/1 – 7-Eleven in Addison
  • 1/1, 1/3 – Atlas Brick Oven Pizzeria in Corning
  • 1/2 – Corning Museum of Glass
  • 1/2 – GameStop in Hornell
  • 1/2 – Applebee’s in Hornell
  • 1/2, 1/3 – Bath and Body Works at Arnot Mall
  • 1/2 – 1/5 – This and That in Corning
  • 1/2, 1/4, 1/6  – Home Depot in Painted Post
  • 1/2 – Five Guys in Big Flats
  • 1/3 – Planet Fitness at Arnot Mall
  • 1/4 – Jelly Beans Restaurant in Painted Post
  • 1/4 – Outback Steakhouse in Horseheads
  • 1/4 – Tanglewood Nature Center in Elmira
  • 1/4 – Town of Horseheads Highway Department
  • 1/4, 1/5 – Elmira Heat Treating
  • 1/4, 1/5 – Gunlocke in Wayland
  • 1/4, 1/5 – Navient in Big Flats
  • 1/4, 1/6 – HealthWorks in Painted Post
  • 1/4 – 1/6 – Institute for Human Services, Inc. in Bath
  • 1/4 – 1/6 – Allegany County Office Building
  • 1/4 – 1/6 – Steuben County Public Safety Building
  • 1/4 – 1/6 – Pleasant Valley Wine Company in Hammondsport
  • 1/4 – 1/6 – Almond Veterinary Hospital
  • 1/4 – 1/8 – Simmons Rockwell in Bath
  • 1/4 – 1/8 – Walgreens in Hornell
  • 1/5 – Alstom in Hornell
  • 1/5 – Maple City Bowl in Hornell
  • 1/5 – Amy’s Sunshine Center in Painted Post
  • 1/5, 1/6 – Sportsman’s Warehouse in Big Flats
  • 1/5, 1/6 – Willard Drug Treatment Campus in Seneca County
  • 1/6 – Bob Evans in Riverside
  • 1/6 – Lowe’s in Hornell
  • 1/6, 1/7 – Elmira Savings Bank in Horseheads
  • 1/7 – Pennwood Development in Corning
  • 1/7 – CemeCon Inc. in Big Flats
  • 1/7 – Tops in Bath
  • 1/7, 1/8 – Canisteo Village Hall
  • 1/8 – Strobels Supply in Hornell

Age groups for the positives are:

  • 0 – 9 years: 12
  • 10 – 19 years: 23
  • 20 – 29 years: 30
  • 30 – 39 years: 34
  • 40 – 49 years: 19
  • 50 – 59 years: 33
  • 60 – 69 years: 23
  • 70 – 79 years: 14
  • 80 – 89 years: 6
  • 90 – 99 years: 3

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.