Fatality at Hornell facility brings county’s total deaths to 40

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification of the death of an individual who had previously tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to 40. The individual was a 90-year-old female who died at a nursing home in the Hornell area.

"We were hopeful that we could reach phase one of reopening without any more COVID-19 deaths," said Public Health Director Darlene Smith. "Let this serve as a reminder to all of us that although we have reached a decline in cases, we are not in the clear yet. All of our actions going forward will determine how many more lives are impacted by this horrible disease."

All residents should continue to stay home and 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.

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