108 Asylum seekers tests positive since implementing doing COVID tests

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Eight Asylum seekers that crossed the border this monday have tested positive of COVID 19. Rapid tests have been administered by the City of Brownsville since january 25. 

A total of 108 have tested positive since then, making that 6.3% of the total of immigrants who have taken it.

Some of the asylum seekers have been waiting to catch a bus, which makes the testing even more important, but people have not been detained nor prohibited from traveling, since the City of Brownsville has no authority to retain them.

Municipal workers recommend those who test positive to keep quarantine as indicated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and suggest families go to nongovernment organizations and nonprofits in the border area who can take them in and isolate them in order to keep quarantine.

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