NYC mayor announces safety steps as 38 kids contract illness

Alarming condition is linked to COVID-19 and has killed one child so far. Health leadership concerned.


National News

May 11, 2020 - 9:32 AM

New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio speaks to firefighters earlier this May. (Bryan Thomas/Getty Images/TNS)

NEW YORK — New York City has detected 38 cases of “pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome” — an alarming condition linked with COVID-19, claiming one young life in the Big Apple so far — Mayor  Bill de Blasio said Sunday.

“There is a rare condition which we’re seeing more of just in the last days and it is causing tremendous concern,” he said at a news conference. “Our health leadership is deeply concerned.”

The case number of 38 is up from the “last count,” when there were 15 instances of the condition, de Blasio said.

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