Coronavirus USA Updates: 220 cases of Kawasaki-like illness in US

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Coronavirus USA Updates: 220 cases of Kawasaki-like illness in US
Coronavirus USA Updates: 220 cases of Kawasaki-like illness in US

There are at least 220 possible and confirmed cases of pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19, an inflammatory syndrome with features that overlap with Kawasaki disease.

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The illness affecting young people has been reported innearly half of all U.S. states.

Some of these patients have tested positive for either COVID-19 or for COVID-19 antibodies, and some tested negative. Other cases are still under investigation.

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There are at least 119 cases of the rare disease in New York state, where three related fatalities also were reported.

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New York is leading the national effort to combat the new syndrome, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said this week.

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