BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department confirmed Friday it has received notification that an additional Steuben County resident has tested positive for COVID-19 -- the county’s fourteenth.
The individual is a resident of the Village of Arkport, according to Tim Marshall, Director of the Steuben County Office of Emergency Services. They are currently being isolated and monitored by the County Health Department.
Public Health staff is investigating and identifying close contacts of the confirmed case and any exposure risk, Marshall said.
The individual reported visiting the following locations while symptomatic and has been in isolation since:
– St. James Medical Office Building, March 18-24
– Classy Café and Deli in Hornell – midday March 24
Residents, including those who visited the above locations on the days noted, should monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath and contact their healthcare provider for instructions if they become ill.
All those known to have direct contact with the individual at these locations are being notified directly by Public Health staff.
County officials recently unveiled a GIS map detailing COVID-19 cases in the county.
The map is available at www.steubencony.org/COVIDCaseMap and through a link on the county’s main page of the website at www.steubencony.org.
Lorelei Wagner, a Steuben County Public Health Educator, said the map will not replace regular public updates on the situation.
Updates on COVID-19 cases and related information will continue to be posted on the county’s Public Health social media pages -- www.facebook.com/SCNYPublicHealth and www.instagram.com/SteubenPublicHealth -- as well as on the county website.
3 more COVID-19 cases confirmed in Chemung County
The Chemung County Health Department confirmed Friday that three additional county residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to nine confirmed cases.
Chemung County Executive Christopher Moss said as of 9 a.m. Friday, 199 people have been tested for the virus in Chemung County -- 94 of those results are currently pending.
All people tested are placed in quarantine pending the test results, officials said. Not all people in quarantine are tested if they don’t become sick.
For additional information, go to www.chemungcountyny.gov or call the Chemung County COVID-19 hotline at 873-1813.