By The Leader staff
BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department reports it has received notification that two additional Steuben County residents have tested positive for COVID-19.
Steuben County Public Health Education Coordinator Lorelei Wagner said his brings the current total to 97 confirmed cases.
The individuals are residents of:
City of Corning
Village of North Hornell
Both individuals are linked with previously reported cases, Wagner said. All of the individuals are currently being isolated and monitored by the County Health Department. Public Health staff investigated and identified close contacts of the confirmed cases and exposure risks. All those known to have direct contact with the individuals have been notified.
Wagner said per CDC and New York State Department of Health guidance, information is being collected beginning 48 hours prior to symptom onset. One or more of the individuals reported visiting the following locations within that time frame.
Southport Correctional Facility in Pine City, April 4-7
Elderwood Nursing Home in Hornell, April 7-9
Dunkin Donuts in Corning, April 7, morning
All residents, including those who visited the above locations, should continue to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath and contact their healthcare provider for instructions if feeling ill.
For the latest Steuben County updates, visit Steuben County’s website at www.steubencony.org or social media pages: www.facebook.com/SCNYPublicHealth and www.instagram.com/SteubenPublicHealth.
Chemung County: 46 confirmed cases, 10 recoveries
Forty-six cases of COVID-19 in Chemung County have been confirmed as of 10 a.m. Friday, according to the Chemung County COVID-19 hotline.
To this point 670 people have been tested for the virus in Chemung County, 82 of those results are currently pending. Five people are currently hospitalized, 10 have recovered and one person has died.
All people tested are placed in quarantine pending the test results. Not all people in quarantine are tested if they don’t become sick.