100 people test positive for coronavirus in Hasidic Brooklyn neighborhood
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100 people test positive for coronavirus in Hasidic Brooklyn neighborhood

Positive tests have come since Asisa clinic in Borough Park began testing Friday morning; so far ten percent of tests have come back positive

Illustrative: In this September 20, 2013 file photo, children and adults cross a street in front of a school bus in Borough Park, a neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York that is home to many ultra-Orthodox Jewish families. (AP/Bebeto Matthews, File)
Illustrative: In this September 20, 2013 file photo, children and adults cross a street in front of a school bus in Borough Park, a neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York that is home to many ultra-Orthodox Jewish families. (AP/Bebeto Matthews, File)

JTA — 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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