The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification of a COVID-related death. This brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths in Steuben County to 288. The individual was a male resident from the City of Hornell who died at the age of 31.
“Our sincere condolences are with the family and friends of the gentleman who passed,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “We strongly urge everyone to make sure they’re up to date on their COVID vaccines during this continued time of high spread. Sadly, COVID can be very dangerous for some. Vaccination remains the best protection against serious illness and death.”