BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department has received notification of the deaths of two individuals who had previously tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to 35.
One individual was a 71-year-old male who died at a nursing home in the Bath area. The other individual was a 74-year-old male who died at the same nursing home in the Bath area.
“We are very saddened over the loss of two additional nursing home residents,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “The number of new cases and deaths had slowed down tremendously over the last week, but this is a reminder that we all must remain vigilant in our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.”
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.