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NJ reports 19 children have inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19

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Posted at 2:00 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 14:02:00-04

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.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had confirmed there is a link between COVID-19 and a potentially deadly syndrome documented in children.

Parents and guardians are advised to call their children's doctor or clinic if they show any of the symptoms of MIS-C.

  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Neck pain
  • Rash
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Feeling extra tired

New Jersey has reported 151,472 cases of COVID-19 in the state. As of Thursday, the state’s death toll surpassed 10,800.