May 5, 2020 – New York City. Arkady Belozovsky (CDI) and Feed Interpreter Jeff Harris
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo video.
We have an urgent health alert for parents and doctors. We’ve detected 15 cases of multi-system inflammatory syndrome detected in children in NYC hospitals. 4 patients tested positive for COVID-19 while 6 others had antibodies.
We haven’t seen any fatalities yet, but we are very concerned by what we’re seeing. We’re learning more every day about how COVID-19 affects the body. This is a ferocious disease.
If your child is experiencing a persistent fever, rash, abdominal pain or vomiting, call your doctor right away. The Department of Health has instructed all New York City health care providers to report any patients under 21 years old with these symptoms IMMEDIATELY.