Steuben County now up to 27 fatalities

The Steuben County Public Health Department has received notification of the deaths of four individuals who had previously tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to 27.


One individual was a 77 year old female from the Village of Wayland who died while hospitalized outside the county. One individual was a 79 year old female from a nursing home in the Hornell area who died while hospitalized. One individual was an 81 year old male from the City of Corning who died while hospitalized, and the fourth individual was a 68 year old male from a nursing home in the Hornell area who died while hospitalized outside the county.


"The loss of four more individuals today is heartbreaking," said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. "As Steuben continues to report new cases and deaths daily, it remains fundamentally important for our community members to persevere in staying home, limiting contact outside the home, and wearing a mask when in public. Physical distancing is hard, but the consequences of not doing so are much worse."


All residents should continue to stay home and 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.


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Seventy-four cases of COVID-19 in Chemung County have been confirmed as of 7 p.m. Saturday, according to the Chemung County COVID-19 hotline. To this point 976 people have been tested for the virus in Chemung County, 74 of those results are currently pending. One person is currently hospitalized, 31 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.