|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Re: [Hangout - NYLXS] NYC targeting Jewish neighborhoods for extra
New York says new cluster of Brooklyn COVID-19 cases causes 'significant
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City’s Health Department has identified a
new cluster of COVID-19 cases in Brooklyn, and said on Tuesday a marked
uptick in infections there and in some other neighborhoods is “cause for
Four areas have seen a large increase in cases between early August and
last week, Patrick Gallahue, a spokesman for the city’s Department of
Health and Mental Hygiene, wrote in an email to reporters.
After becoming the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the
spring, the city has managed to bring the number of positive test
results to below 1% through social distancing measures.
However, in the borough of Queens, positive cases have risen to 2.24% in
Kew Gardens and 3.69% in Edgemere-Far Rockaway. In Brooklyn, officials
are concerned about Williamsburg, with a 2% positive rate, and a
southern part of the borough that includes Midwood, Borough Park and
Bensonhurst, where the positive rate is 4.71%.
“It is now clear that these signals in the south of Brooklyn have
coalesced into one cluster we are calling the Ocean Parkway Cluster,”
Gallahue wrote in the email.
“At this point in time, these increases could potentially evolve into
more widespread community transmission and spread to other neighborhoods
unless action is taken.”
The department said it would continue to urge people to avoid large
indoor gatherings, wear masks when socially distancing is not possible
and to get tested for the virus frequently.
“We will have more to say in the days ahead,” Gallahue wrote.
Reporting by Jonathan Allen; Editing by Chris Reese; Editing by Stephen
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