The number of cases of the “Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19” has risen in New York City to reach 110 confirmed cases; in 54 percent of those either the child tested positive for COVID-19 or tested positive for antibodies.
The ethnic breakout is consistent with the data shared earlier by the City showing that Black and brown New Yorkers were the most impacted by the Coronavirus.
An ethnic racial breakout of 60% of the cases shows that among the children affected, 24 percent were African American, 14 percent Latino, 10 percent Asian, and 9 percent white.
Children from zero to four are the most affected, followed by the five-year-old to nine-year-old category, the 10-year-old to 14-year-old category and, finally, 15 years old and up.
The number-one impact has been in the Bronx, followed by Queens and then Brooklyn, with much less in Manhattan and Staten Island.
New Yorkers should seek immediate care if a child has:
• Prolonged fever (more than five days)
• Difficulty feeding (infants) or is too sick to drink fluids
• Severe abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomiting
• Change in skin color — becoming pale, patchy and/or blue
• Trouble breathing or is breathing very quickly
• Racing heart or chest pain
• Decreased amount of frequency in urine
• Lethargy, irritability or confusion