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58 new COVID-19 cases in Steuben County

The Steuben County Public Health Department has received notification that 58 new Steuben County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, including two individuals from the Town of Bath and two individuals from the Village of Bath. This brings the county total to 2,041 confirmed cases, 330 of which are currently active. One individual is an employee of the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital


Two new COVID-19 deaths in Steuben County

The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification of the death 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 106.  Both individuals were male residents of the Fred and Harriett Taylor Health Center.  One died while hospitalized at the age of 79 and the other died at the center at the age of 72. 


Bath man arrested for driving on a suspended license

A Bath man was arrested after a traffic stop in Penn Yan this past Thursday. James Hilligus, age 46, of Bath, was pulled over for allegedly driving a car in which the registration was suspended for an insurance lapse. A check of his license revealed it had been revoked with three scoffs on three separate dates, as well as an interlock device restriction. Hilligus was issued tickets for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, operation a motor vehicle without ignition interlock, and unlicensed operation. He is set to appear in Penn Yan Village Court at a later date.


Free rapid COVID-19 testing for Steuben County residents to begin next week

The Steuben County Public Health Department is partnering with Corning Community College to provide free COVID-19 rapid testing at the Corning Community College Health Education Center (HEC).  Testing will be available December 7th through December 11th with additional dates to follow.  The HEC is located at 132 Denison Parkway East, Corning.  Participants should park in the building’s lot off Chemung Street. Testing is free and open to Steuben County residents and will be available Monday, December 7th from 11 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm, Tuesday December 8th – Thursday, December 10th from 9 am – 12 pm, and 1 pm – 4 pm, and Friday, December 11th from 9 am – 12 pm. Participants must pre-register at https://tinyurl.com/cccrapid.


Almost 14,000 traffic tickets issued by NYSP during Thanksgiving Week

According to numbers released by the New York State Police, 13,887 tickets statewide were issued during Thanksgiving week as part of the 2020 Thanksgiving traffic enforcement initiative, which targeted unsafe driving behaviors. 155 people were also arrested for DWI, and 757 accidents were investigated, including 3 fatalities.

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