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Gov. Cuomo updates NYS on COVID progress

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NEW YORK (WBNG) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo gave an update to New Yorkers on the state's progress with COVID-19, saying the statewide rate of positive cases is at 1.51%.

Governor Cuomo said yesterday, focus zone areas in the state reported a rate of positivity of 3.1%, while the remainder of the state reported a rate of 1.36%.

Governor Cuomo said, "New York had the highest positivity rate in the nation at the peak of this crisis — now we have the third lowest in the nation. New Yorkers should be very proud of that fact, but we also need to remain vigilant."

Broome County's rate of positivity went down to 2.31% as reported. The 7 day rolling average for Broome County as a yellow zone area is reported as 6%.

To see Governor Cuomo's micro-cluster strategy, click here.

In the whole of the Southern Tier, reports showed a positivity rate yesterday of less than 1%.

Governor Cuomo reported 1,125 hospitalizations due to COVID and 17 deaths in the state yesterday from the coronavirus. Two of those reported deaths occurred in Broome County.

Abigail Lane

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