NEW YORK (WBNG) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the New York State positivity rate has dropped below 1 percent.
Governor Cuomo said the rate of positivity in the state was .96 percent yesterday, including areas that are considered red zones.
He said too the state has given 12 million COVID-19 tests in the pandemic, conducting 474,286 tests yesterday.
The Governor said 820 hospitalizations due to the coronavirus were reported yesterday, 111 of them newly admitted, and there were 5 COVID deaths in the state.
The Southern Tier's positivity rate for the coronavirus Saturday was 0.9%.
Cuomo said "We're dealing with a very specific situation, which is the clusters. Overall, the state is doing very well. We have a sophisticated testing mechanism where we take, now, more tests per day than most states take per week. That allows us to do a very granular analysis. Most states don't have that capacity or don't have that desire."