NEW YORK (WBNG) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo gave an update on the state's progress regarding positive COVID-19 cases yesterday.
Governor Cuomo said 1.07 percent of yesterday's coronavirus tests taken in the state returned positive.
Excluding red zone areas in Brooklyn, Queens, Rockland County, and Orange County, the percentage of positive test results was just below 1 percent at a rate of 0.96 percent.
Cuomo said the Southern Tier saw a positivity rate of 1.1 percent yesterday.
In the state, the Governor reported there were 8 COVID related deaths.
Governor Cuomo said, "Our numbers remain good news, even as clusters appear in certain areas of the state. Our testing system is so advanced that we were able to track clusters to 2.8 percent of the state's population and attack the virus within that population,
It's going to take the work of all of us now to make sure we don't go backwards on our hard-fought progress. We must all continue to wear our masks, wash our hands, remain socially distant, and above all, stay New York Tough."