Mayor: 52 NYC children diagnosed with inflammatory syndrome

Coronavirus

(C.S. Goldsmith, A. Tamin/CDC via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) – Mayor Bill de Blasio says a total of 52 children in New York City have been diagnosed with an inflammatory syndrome possibly linked to COVID-19 and another 10 cases are pending.

The mayor said Tuesday that of those 62 confirmed or possible cases, 25 have tested positive for the coronavirus and another 22 had antibodies for the virus. One child has died.

Children elsewhere in the U.S. and in Europe also have been hospitalized with the condition, known as pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome.

De Blasio urged parents to call their pediatricians if their children exhibit symptoms including persistent fever, rash, abdominal pain and vomiting.

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