The authorities in the epicentre of COVID19 pandemic i.e in New York are investigating 110 COVID19 cases related to a rare inflamatory illness in children that has already claimed three lives, New York's governor has said, describing the situation as serious.
Child deaths and severe illness in children associated to serious inflammatory disease called Pediatric Multi System Inflamatory Syndrome linked with COVID19.
Till now, two boys aged five and seven years and an 18 year old girl have died due to this rare inflamatory disease.
The City Governor Andrew Cuomo said at his daily COVID19 briefing on Thursday said that the New York State Department of Health was now probing at 110 cases of COVID19 related rare inflamatory disease in children. Apart from New York, 16 other states are also seeing rare inflamatory disease in children.
The rare inflamatory cases could grow in coming weeks, Mr. Cuomo advised parents should beware of this and and immediately seek medical help if the child has difficulty in feedings or too sick to drink fluids, a prolonged fever, diarrhea or vomiting, abdominal pain, difficulty in breathing, irritability or change in skin colour, irritability or confusion.
Mr Cuomo added, it may be present in children who were exposed to the Coronavirus and actually now have developed the antibodies from the Coronavirus or still test positive for Coronavirus.
The disease is affecting children from les than one year to to 21 years old.
The City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the occurence of the rare inflamatory disease in children associated with COVID19 is really troubling since children consistently seemed to have very little effect from the COVID19 pandemic till now.
Mayor said, I say it as a parent, it's really trubling to witness now after we noticed we understood a consistent pattern, something new has been emerging and the rare inflamatory disease is a deep concern and we're going to through everything we've got at it.
The number of children affected to this rare inflamatory disease continues to grow nad while it is still a rare condition, New York's health officials are taking this matter very alarmingly and we're now on high alert and addressing because the numbers have grown.
He also added that there are a 100 confirmed cases in New York, 55 of them are either tested positive for the antibodies or or tested positive for COVID19.
He said, we lost one child and that is painful for that family and for the New York city to have lost a child, we don't want to let it happen again, so we're doing our best to get everyone instructed, to get everyone the help they need to make sure that both the parents and family members understood - exactly what to do and when to do.