Bronx borough pres. says COVID-19 'does not discriminate'; over 2,500 Bronx residents infected

Posted at 8:33 AM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 08:37:36-04

NEW YORK — Over 2,500 Bronx residents are confirmed to be infected with COVID-19.

Bronx Borough Pres. Ruben Diaz Jr. said the virus "does not discriminate" as the novel coronavirus spreads throughout every community in the borough, including two Bronx council members who have tested positive.

As concerns continue to grow over the number of people infected, Diaz is working and coordinating with the state and the city governments to ensure the borough is being taken care of.

“My job as a borough president is to make sure my borough is not forgotten,” he said.

There are two drive-thru testing sites in the Bronx, according to Diaz. One is located at Jacobi Medical Center and the other is located at the corner of Goulden Avenue and Bedford Park Boulevard.

Both sites require appointments. To make an appointment, call 1888-364-3065.

Diaz is also cracking down on price gouging in the Bronx and urges anyone who sees an inflation of prices to call the Price Gouging hotline at 800-697-1220.

Hunts Point Market will remain open, according to Diaz. The city relies on markets, bodegas and grocery stores amid the outbreak.

The main advice Diaz gives New Yorkers is to "stay home."