NEW JERSEY — New Jersey health officials reported nearly 20 cases of the severe inflammatory syndrome in children linked to COVID-19.
As of Thursday, there are now 19 cases of the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) in the state, according to health commissioner Judith Perischilli.
Of the children, aged one to 18, 14 have tested positive for coronavirus. Six children remain hospitalized, Persichilli said.
No deaths have been reported.
In New York, the health department is investigating about 157 cases of MIS-C.
Parents and guardians are advised to call their children's doctor or clinic if they show any of the symptoms of MIS-C.
New Jersey has reported 151,472 cases of COVID-19 in the state. As of Thursday, the state’s death toll surpassed 10,800.