NEW YORK (77 WABC) — Governor Cuomo is urging “caution” and “diligence” as a Kawasaki-type disease with COVID-19 connections impacts the young population.
Cuomo said the state Department of Health is investigating 112 cases.
He said the ages range from under 1 to 21 years old with the most common symptoms of persistent fever, severe abdominal pain, bloodshot eyes and skin rash.
The governor said the coronavirus has surprised at every turn.
“Don’t take it lightly. Don’t underestimate it,” Cuomo said. “I believe the facts will change as we go forward.”
The daily hospital indicators continue to show improvement, although Cuomo said another 157 people died.
“All the arrows are pointed in the right direction,” Cuomo said, as the state’s PAUSE is set to expire tomorrow.
But based on CDC guidelines and criteria in place, many regions north and west can begin the first phase of reopening. New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley are lagging behind.
Cuomo also said he spoke to President Trump about $3.9 billion for the MTA. Trump agreed to release the funds immediately.
NEW: Central New York has now met all seven metrics to begin Phase 1 of reopening on May 15th.
It joins Mohawk Valley, Southern Tier, Finger Lakes, and the North Country.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 14, 2020