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Cuomo: 73 children in NY suffering from virus-linked illness

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a 5-year-old boy died of an illness linked to the new coronavirus.

Posted: May 8, 2020 2:03 PM
Updated: May 8, 2020 2:16 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a 5-year-old boy died of an illness linked to the new coronavirus.

He said Friday that there have been 73 reported cases in the state of children becoming severely ill with symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome, including:

  • 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 (pale, patchy or blue)
  • Trouble breathing or breathing very quickly
  • Racing heart or chest pain
  • Decreased amount or frequency of urination
  • Lethargy, irritability or confusion

Cuomo said if children are experiencing these symptoms, parents should seek medical care immediately.

Also, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says police will start limiting access to three parks that illustrate bad social distancing.

The mayor also said that a "test and trace corps” of 2,500 will be in place in the city by early June to identify people who have the virus and determine whom they’ve had contact with.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1255971

Reported Deaths: 41173
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens1569407852
Kings1538388057
Suffolk1272872589
Nassau1138122551
Bronx1051755272
Westchester844201797
New York753193439
Erie517181371
Richmond447371380
Monroe44007760
Rockland31668806
Orange28574642
Onondaga27492528
Oneida16660342
Dutchess16541311
Albany16168255
Niagara11933241
Broome10981255
Saratoga914080
Schenectady8587124
Ulster7642191
Rensselaer6772104
Putnam644774
Chemung5567108
Chautauqua554156
Oswego487265
Ontario469482
Steuben4560131
Cayuga437269
Sullivan379849
Genesee365198
Wayne364651
Herkimer356156
St. Lawrence354759
Cattaraugus337361
Jefferson314522
Madison310876
Livingston267740
Tompkins264123
Cortland262854
Columbia243269
Allegany234775
Montgomery219774
Tioga219154
Wyoming213542
Clinton212918
Fulton207052
Warren204538
Greene202557
Orleans190868
Chenango175040
Otsego164623
Washington147324
Lewis145924
Seneca121846
Franklin11299
Delaware100020
Essex97218
Schoharie8895
Yates81316
Schuyler71410
Hamilton1461
Unassigned44104
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