New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state is currently investigating more than 90 cases of "Covid-related diseases" in young children.
"We have 93 cases we're investigating of young children that have Covid-related diseases," the governor said during his daily coronavirus press briefing Monday.
Cuomo on Sunday said New York state was investigating 85 cases of a coronavirus-related illness that is afflicting children across the state.
So far, three young New Yorkers have died from an illness that may be related to Covid-19 include a teenager in Suffolk County, as well as a 7-year-old in Westchester County and a 5-year-old in New York City, according to the governor’s office.
More context: Last week, New York State Department of Health reported some children have developed an inflammatory syndrome possibly linked to the coronavirus.
"Thankfully most children with COVID-19 only experience mild symptoms, but in some, a dangerous inflammatory syndrome can develop," New York State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said in a statement.
New York is investigating if the cases contradict the belief that children are less at risk for coronavirus and what other hospitals should look out for, Cuomo said.