100 people test positive for coronavirus in hasidic Brooklyn neighborhood
(JTA) — At least 100 people have tested positive for the new coronavirus in Borough Park, a Hasidic neighborhood in Brooklyn.
This story has been updated here.
The number was confirmed by an official at Asisa, an urgent care clinic in the New York City neighborhood that caters to the Hasidic community.
This gives me hope. A PSA in Yiddish in Borough Park encouraging people to stay home as much as possible because of the coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/O1aRF9qtAG
— Laura E. Adkins (@Laura_E_Adkins) March 17, 2020
According to the official, who asked to remain anonymous because of restrictions on speaking to the media, the 100 positive tests have come since the clinic began testing on Friday morning.
Asisa has conducted 1,000 total tests, the official said.
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As of Tuesday, there are 814 total coronavirus cases in New York City, according to its Department of Health.
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