3 NY youths die from syndrome possibly linked to COVID-19

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MTA New York City Transit personnel perform disinfectant sanitization in response to the novel Coronavirus (Photo: MGN)

ALBANY, NY (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says two young children and a teenager in the state have now died from a possible complication from the coronavirus involving swollen blood vessels and heart problems.

At least 73 children in New York have been diagnosed with symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease — a rare inflammatory condition — and toxic shock syndrome.

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Cuomo announced two more deaths on Saturday, a day after discussing the death of a 5-year-old boy at a New York City hospital.

There is no proof that the virus causes the mysterious syndrome.