In New York, children with coronavirus are often diagnosed with an atypical COVID-19 disease with other symptoms. Three children have already died. A total of 85 cases of a possible new illness are being investigated. State Governor Andrew Cuomo stated this as quoted by Voice of America.
"The symptoms are similar to toxic shock syndrome. This is not a normal case of COVID. Cases of COVID are usually respiratory in nature," he said.
Toxic shock syndrome means inflammation of the blood vessels. Children aged 5 and 7 years old and a teenager died of it.
"Sometimes this is an inflammation in the heart. Perhaps similar cases came to hospitals, but they were not compared with COVID, because they do not look like coronavirus," the governor added.
The governor urged parents to be vigilant and go to the hospital if children over 5 days old have fever, digestion problem (among babies), severe abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomiting, discoloration of the skin, or breathing problems.
As we reported before, the number of Covid-19 coronavirus infected worldwide exceeded four million, while 1,387,000 people recovered; more than 276,000 people died.