New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported Saturday at a press conference that three children have died of a syndrome called pediatric multi-symptomatic inflammatory, which everything points to be related to the coronavirus: “It could be a pathology related to the coronavirus that affects children. At first we thought young people were unaffected by Covid-19. We are not so sure that it is a proven fact,” he said.
The death of two of the minors was confirmed on Saturday, while the other death, a 5-year-old boy, was known on Friday. In addition, New York hospitals have identified at least 73 cases of the condition, and it is always diagnosed among children in primary and secondary schools.
Nearly 100 children have been diagnosed with the disease across the United States in states such as California, Delaware, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, Washington D.C. and New York.
“It’s a very rare and so far unknown manifestation of Covid-19 in children,” warned New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, which warns that it could be confused with other inflammatory diseases.