NEW YORK (77 WABC) — Mayor de Blasio said there are now 52 confirmed cases of multi-system inflammatory syndrome and cases involving 10 others children are being investigated.
de Blasio said 25 of the children tested positive for COVID-19 and 22 others had the antibodies.
One youngster died from the five boroughs.
de Blasio said the best tool for families right now is being proactive. If the child has any of the symptoms, including persistent fever, rash and abdominal pain they should contact the doctor.
“We want people not to hesitate here,” de Blasio said.
The city is expanding COVID-19 testing with a dozen more sites by the end of May for a total capacity of 20,000 more tests daily.
One other part of the city’s moving toward reopening involves tracing. The mayor said 7,000 applications were received as they ramp up citywide tracing this month. He said the goal is to have 2,500 tracers by June.
The city’s nightly subway shutdown led to 362 homeless people engaged. de Blasio said 211 of them accepted services, including 178 taken to shelters.
“If the first week is any indication, this is a game changer and we’re going to put everything we’ve got into making this work,” de Blasio said.
Among the daily trackers, only the number people admitted to hospitals for suspected COVID-19 dropped to 51 patients. However, ICU patients rose to 550, an amount that de Blasio said is problematic as “too many people are still fighting for their lives.”
There were 14% positive tests, a slight increase from the day before.
"Testing, testing, testing," @NYCMayor this was the thing that "mattered most" from the first day, and it will be the "connective tissue" needed to fight back this disease.
— Gloria Pazmino (@GloriaPazmino) May 12, 2020