Three members of New York City’s Orthodox Jewish community have died from COVID-19 just hours after being admitted to the same hospital.
The three men each presented at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn’s Borough Park neighborhood on different days this week with severe coronavirus symptoms.
According to The New York Post, each of the men were ‘too sick to be saved’ and died before they could be properly treated. Their names have not been publicly released.
The deaths come as several New York neighborhoods that are home to large Orthodox Jewish communities are experiencing an alarming uptick in COVID-19 cases.
Borough Park is one of four areas in Brooklyn currently being monitored by the city’s Health Department. Midwood, Bensonhurst and South Williamsburg are the others.
The Queens neighborhoods of Far Rockaway and Kew Gardens are similarly under observation.
According to the Health Department, these six neighborhoods account for around 20 percent of all recent COVID-19 cases across the Big Apple.
On Thursday, the New York City Health Department threatened to shutter non-essential businesses in those neighborhoods as early as next week if the number of coronavirus infections did not fall.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Andrew Court