Garnar’s final news conference According to the state government, the Southern Tier region has the second lowest infection rate after the North Country. Because of this, Garnar says daily news conferences are no longer needed. Coronavirus numbers (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced he will give his last coronavirus update on Friday. Phase four is final phase of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s reopening plan. The county executive has held daily news conferences since the outbreak began in March. Garnar says he expects the county to move onto phase four Friday. (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced the county government has got official word from the state that phase four will begin on Friday for the Southern Tier. 51 people died from the virus and 548 have recovered. Live conferences will be conducted if needed, Garnar says. He says the county will continue to gives updates on the virus on GoBroomeCounty.com and its Facebook page. There are 35 active cases of the coronavirus in Broome County. 3:57 P.M. UPDATE: Garnar says guidance will be sent to businesses sometime Tuesday evening. —– Broome County June 23 coronavirus update Phase four However, the county executive says he has not received any guidance from the state about how the region will proceed from phase three to four. In the fourth phase, recreational and education facilities are permitted to open. For a map detailing where cases are located, click here.