Steuben County reports 35 cases in one day, warns residents to get tested


STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y (WROC) — Steuben County reported 35 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county total to 483 — 136 of which are currently active.

The Steuben County Public Health Department investigated all individuals who tested positive and began contact tracing.

The investigations indicate:

  • 21 individuals are residents of Corning Center
  • 3 individuals are employees of Corning Center
  • 7 individuals had contact with a positive
  • 1 individual is a student at Hugh Gregg Elementary School in Corning

Officials warned residents to get tested and keep an eye out for symptoms.

“Cases are spiking in Steuben and surrounding counties,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “If you have been tested, stay home until you get your results. If you are experiencing symptoms or have been around a known positive or at one of the locations where the clusters have been identified, get tested. We must do everything we can right now to slow the spread of this deadly virus so that we don’t lose more of our loved ones because of COVID-19.”

The county noted the extensive contact tracing that took place as part of the investigations, and says the impacted school districts have worked together with the health department.

You can click here to see a full list of locations in Steuben County where positive individuals had attended.

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