Coronavirus USA Updates: NYC has 52 cases of Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome

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Coronavirus USA Updates: NYC has 52 cases of Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome
Coronavirus USA Updates: NYC has 52 cases of Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome

In New York City, the latest tracking progress indicators are mixed, but show progress.

On May 10, there were 51 people admitted to New York City hospitals for suspected COVID-19 — down from 55 admissions on May 9.

There were 550 patients in intensive care units on May 10, a slight increase from 537 patients on May 9.

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And of those tested citywide, 14% were positive on May 10. Of those tested on May 9, 13% were positive.

New York City has 52 confirmed cases of what the state is calling Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19, an inflammatory syndrome which has features that overlap with Kawasaki disease.

Out of the city’s 52 cases, 25 tested positive for COVID-19 and 22 others had antibodies, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.

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One fatality has been reported, the mayor said. Ten more cases are pending.

Howard Zucker, commissioner of the New York State Department of Health, said last week that “most children with COVID-19 only experience mild symptoms, but in some, a dangerous inflammatory syndrome can develop.”

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De Blasio on Tuesday urged parents to call their pediatrician immediately if their child has symptoms including persistent fever, rash, abdominal pain and vomiting.

“We want people not to hesitate here,” the mayor said. “The quicker the parent reports it in … the more chance of protecting the child.”

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