Cuomo also said 152 patients were newly admitted into hospitals yesterday due to the coronavirus, and 11 people have died of the virus in the state. Governor Cuomo said the statewide positivity rate is just above 1%. The rate of positivity of focus areas in the state is at 2.58%, while the rest of the state outside of focus areas saw a positivity rate of 1.31%. NEW YORK (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo gave an update on the state’s progress with COVID-19. Broome County, which is regarded as a yellow zone focus area, gave reports of a positivity rate yesterday of 6.09%, while the Southern Tier as a whole reported a positivity rate of 1.1% yesterday. “As new cases climb across the country, in New York we are continuing our strategy of aggressively targeting micro-clusters whenever they pop up and implementing measures to stop any potential spread quickly,” Governor Cuomo said.