Parents warned changes in skin color and bloodshot eyes are signs of ‘Kawasaki-like condition linked to COVID’

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PARENTS have been warned to watch for changes in skin color and bloodshot eyes which are both are both signs of an inflammatory condition linked to coronavirus.

Governor Cuomo said two more children have fallen ill with a dangerous inflammatory likened to Kawasaki Disease in New York on Wednesday, upping cases to 102 with three deaths.

Cuomo urged parents to be aware of the symptoms

Speaking at a COVID-19 press briefing in Watertown, Cuomo told reporters that 14 other states and five European countries are also investigating confirmed cases and urged parents to be on high alert.

Yesterday, he said 100 children had fallen victim to the condition likened Kawasaki Disease in-state after two boys in NYC and Westchester County and a Suffolk County teenage girl died from it.

Of the total 102 cases, Cuomo said 60 percent of these children have tested positive for coronavirus while 40 percent had viral antibodies, indicating they recently had COVID.
He emphasized that although the condition was rare, it was extremely dangerous as 70 percent of these infected children went in to the ICU with 43 percent of them still hospitalized.
70% of these cases went into ICU

Kawasaki disease causes swelling of the heart’s blood vessels and generally impacts children under five.

On Tuesday, the governor told reporters the majority of these sick children were aged between five and 14.

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