NEW YORK (WBNG) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo has given an update on the state's progress with the coronavirus in cluster areas of concern and the state as a whole.
Governor Cuomo says in all focus zones in the state, the rate of positive testing for the virus yesterday was at 3.01%, while the remainder of the state saw a positivity rate of 1.3% yesterday.
He says including both focus zone and non-focus zone areas, New York State has a positivity rate of 1.49%.
"As with everything, context is key: Cases are surging around the country and around the globe. In a sea of division and a sea of COVID chaos, our ship of state is sailing well," the Governor said.
Broome County as a yellow zone focus area recorded a positivity rate of 3.53% yesterday.
The Southern Tier as a whole saw a rate of 1% positivity.
The Governor reported 1,121 hospitalizations due to the coronavirus, and 8 deaths related to COVID yesterday. One of those deaths was in Broome County and one was in Tioga County.
Governor Cuomo said, "... New Yorkers should be very proud of where we are, but we also need to stay vigilant — wear a mask, wash your hands, socially distance, and stay New York Tough."