Steuben County reports five COVID-19 deaths following death certificate review

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BATH, N.Y. (WETM) – The Steuben County Public Health Department is reporting five additional COVID-19 deaths following the review of recent death certificate data.

According to the health department, the five individuals had previously tested positive for COVID-19 and had COVID listed as a cause of death on their death certificates. 

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to 182.  The demographics of the individuals are as follows:

·         Female resident of Absolut Care Three Rivers, age 81

·         Female resident of the City of Hornell, age 89

·         Male resident of the Town of Bath, age 86

·         Male resident of the Fred & Harriett Taylor Health Center, age 75

·         Female resident of the Fred & Harriett Taylor Health Center, age 87

“We are very saddened to learn of even more Steuben deaths that were a result of COVID-19,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith.  “A medical professional documented COVID-19 as being a contributing cause to these deaths, which is why they are being reported at this time.”

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According to data compiled from the Steuben County Public Health Department, approximately 61.5 percent of the county’s COVID-19 deaths have been nursing home residents.

The average age of a COVID-19 victim in the county is approximately 78-years-old, with ages ranging from 39-102.

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