Nassau ramps up COVID-19 testing, gives warning about rare syndrome affecting kids

Health officials stressed that although parents should be vigilant and watch for symptoms like persistent fever and vomiting, 99% of children do well with COVID-19.

News 12 Staff

May 8, 2020, 4:19 PM

Updated 1,536 days ago

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Nassau ramps up COVID-19 testing, gives warning about rare syndrome affecting kids
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Nassau County Executive Laura Curran says 10% of all people tested for COVID-19 Thursday tested positive. That is the lowest number the county has posted in months.
The county says it has ramped up testing by partnering with community health centers to administer viral testing. The county also says antibody testing has been done on over 900 first responders.
Curran stressed she has directed the Nassau County Health Department to track to see if there are any children presenting with a rare disease called Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in the hospital systems.
Health officials stressed that although parents should be vigilant and watch for symptoms like persistent fever and vomiting, 99% of children do well with COVID-19. 
However, health officials say with the proper protective equipment and precautions, we will be able to come back.


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