The city is ramping up efforts to crack down on coronavirus “clusters” in Brooklyn — with a “serious uptick” in cases popping up in predominantly Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.
The mayor pointed out two areas of concern with dense Jewish populations at his press briefing: the Ocean Parkway cluster, encompassing Midwood, Borough Park and Bensonhurst, and a cluster in Williamsburg.
The Edgemere-Far Rockaway area and Kew Gardens are also seeing a surge in COVID-19.
“We have a lot to do because we’re seeing a serious uptick in multiple neighborhoods simultaneously and it’s something we have to address with a very aggressive public health effort right away,” de Blasio said.
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