Coronavirus Updates: NYC released age, race breakdown of cases of Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome

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Coronavirus Updates: NYC released age, race breakdown of cases of Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome
Coronavirus Updates: NYC released age, race breakdown of cases of Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome

New York City now has 110 cases of Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19, an inflammatory syndrome which has features that overlap with Kawasaki disease, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday.

Of those 110 young people, 54% tested positive for the coronavirus or antibodies. One young person has died, the mayor said.

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De Blasio on Friday released a breakdown of the data by gender, race and age.

New York City’s cases are 57% male.

African Americans make up 24% of the cases. Fourteen percent are among Hispanics, 10% are Asian and 9% white, de Blasio said.

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Children ages 0-4 make up 35%; children ages 5-9 make up 25%; kids 10-14 make up 24%; and ages 15-21 are 16%.

There will be weekly webinars with up to 700 pediatric providers to discuss ways to combat the disease, the mayor said Thursday.

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Besides New York, 16 other states, as well as Washington, D.C., and six countries in Europe, have reported cases, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said this week.

New York state is leading the national effort to combat the new syndrome, Cuomo said.

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