There’s concern about a surge in coronavirus cases in part of Brooklyn.
The City’s Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi says Sunset Park now has a roughly 7 percent infection rate, way above the citywide average of one percent.
“228 positive cases. In a way, the zip code wide rate was like a beep of a metal detector that told us where to dig.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio says officials will be knocking on doors and making phone calls.
“With a simple message. Everyone needs to get tested. We want to get everyone tested as quickly as possible.”
Mayor de Blasio calls it a warning light but is not sure why there is an uptick in Sunset Park.
“We’re going to be out there intensely to get that answer quickly.”