At Least 100 Test Positive for Coronavirus in Hasidic Brooklyn Neighborhood

JTA
Ben Sales
Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn.Credit: Seth Wenig / AP
JTA
Ben Sales

At least 100 people have tested positive for the new coronavirus in Borough Park, a Hasidic neighborhood in Brooklyn.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency confirmed the number with an official at Asisa, an urgent care clinic in the New York City neighborhood that caters to the Hasidic community.

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.

As of Tuesday, there are 814 total coronavirus cases in New York City, according to its Department of Health.

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