Mayor: Number of Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome cases in NYC hits 100

Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is working to get more and more people tested for COVID-19.

News 12 Staff

May 14, 2020, 12:19 PM

Updated 1,477 days ago

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Mayor: Number of Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome cases in NYC hits 100
Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is working to get more and more people tested for COVID-19.
He says New York City is expanding its COVID-19 testing criteria and says it is crucial for certain people to get tested.
He says people who should get tested include people with COVID-19 symptoms, regardless of age, chronic conditions or occupations.
Also, people who have come in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient, regardless of their symptoms should be tested, as well as those who work in a congregate residential setting, including nursing homes, shelters and adult care facilities, regardless of symptoms.
The mayor also addressed Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome. He says there are now 100 cases detected in New York City. He says 55 of those cases have tested positive for COVID-19 or antibodies and one fatality has been reported.
He says weekly PMIS webinars with up to 700 pediatric providers will be held to target daily outreach to the 23 front-line pediatric ICUs in New York City.
The continued effort to clean the subways nightly is still underway, and the mayor announced 328 homeless people were engaged Wednesday night. He says 182 accepted services with 149 sent to shelters and 33 to hospitals.
He says 824 individuals have accepted services in the first week of the initiative. A total of 201 were placed in shelters and 103 still remain in shelters.
 


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