Over 100 Positive Coronavirus Tests in Boro Park and Williamsburg; ‘Likely Hundreds’ of Cases in Crown Heights

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Glatt Kosher Family on 18th Ave. in Kensington closed temporarily on Tuesday. Though it has been making money from delivery and carryout orders, the manager told Hamodia, “life is more important,” and he is choosing to close. (Hamodia)

More than 100 people in Boro Park and Williamsburg have tested positive for COVID-19.

Asisa urgent care clinics, which began testing just days ago at two Boro Park locations and one in Williamsburg, told Hamodia Tuesday that it has over a hundred positive tests across the three locations.

The clinics administered over 500 tests, and many results are still pending.

Asisa only tested patients exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or those in proximity to someone who has tested positive.

Bobov in Boro Park has been particularly hard-hit, with 50 confirmed cases.

But the new coronavirus has hit other communities as well.

Crown Heights is facing a major outbreak. A Crown Heights Hatzalah member told Hamodia that there are so many cases there that just about the entire community is considered to have been exposed. Local clinics are not testing for COVID-19; if people with symptoms test negative for the flu, they are presumed to have COVID-19. The Hatzalah member said there are “likely hundreds of people, if not more” in Crown Heights who have COVID-19.

Around 10 Crown Heights patients are on respirators.

In a voicenote that went around social media Tuesday morning warning of the virus’s dangers, Chasky Rosenberg, a Bobover askan who is also a paramedic, urged that people over 60 years old – who are most at risk from the disease – completely isolate themselves.

rborchardt@hamodia.com