BATH, N.Y. (WENY) - The Steuben County Public Health Department has reported one COVID-19 related death.

The county says the person who died was an 86 year-old male from the city of Corning.

In total, 302 Steuben County residents have passed away due to COVID-19 since beginning of the pandemic.

"Our heartfelt condolences are with the family and friends of the gentleman who passed," said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. "After another wave of high numbers, we are finally trending downward in COVID cases. However, the fact remains that no one can predict how well an individual will do with COVID. Some experience terrible cases, and others barely notice. The best protection against severe cases, hospitalization or death continues to be staying up to date on COVID vaccinations, including getting boosted or getting a second booster when eligible."

For the latest Steuben County updates, visit Steuben County's website at www.steubencony.org.