BATH - The Steuben County Public Health Department reports it received notification that six additional Steuben County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 36 confirmed cases. The individuals are residents of: the City of Hornell (2), the Town of Hornellsville, the Town of Urbana (2) and the Village of Bath.
Two of the individuals are currently hospitalized, bringing the total number of Steuben County case hospitalizations to 11. Since the earlier update from the county, a previously reported individual has been hospitalized.
Cases have been reported from both the Hornell Gardens and Fred and Harriett Taylor Health Center nursing facilities, officials said. The facilities are aware and are taking precautions to limit spread and exposure risks.
The other individuals are currently being isolated and monitored by the County Health Department. Public Health staff investigated and are identifying close contacts of the confirmed cases and any exposure risks. All those known to have direct contact with the individuals have been notified.
The investigations indicate the individuals followed Public Health protocols, limiting known public exposure risks.
All residents should continue to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath and contact their healthcare provider for instructions if they feel ill.
For the latest Steuben County updates, visit Steuben County’s website at www.steubencony.org or the social media pages for Public Health at www.facebook.com/SCNYPublicHealth and www.instagram.com/SteubenPublicHealth.
Chemung County COVID-19 cases
Fifteen cases of COVID-19 in Chemung County have been confirmed as of 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Chemung County COVID-19 hotline. To this point 330 people have been tested for the virus in Chemung County, 88 of those results are currently pending. All people tested are placed in quarantine pending the test results. Not all people in quarantine are tested if they don’t become sick.