first_imgOne of the deaths was a five-year-old boy. Howard Zucker, the state’s health commissioner, said the others included an elementary school-age child and an adolescent.The children were not known to have pre-existing conditions and lived in three different counties, Zucker said.Cuomo said two additional deaths were under investigation, which if confirmed would bring the total statewide death toll linked to the syndrome to five. Symptoms of the illness include persistent fever, rash, abdominal pain and vomiting, as well as possible inflammation of blood vessels and the heart.”What it does is, basically, in a child’s body triggers an intensive, almost overwhelming immune system response. And that actually causes harm to the body,” de Blasio said.The mayor said all children with associated symptoms would now be tested for COVID-19 as well as antibodies.So far, of the confirmed cases in the city, 47 percent had tested positive for coronavirus and 81 percent had antibodies, the mayor said, indicating most had exposure to the fast-spreading virus at some point.Cuomo said it was possible cases had already cropped up previously but had not been linked to the coronavirus because of the absence of respiratory symptoms.Kawasaki disease is a mysterious illness that primarily affects children up to the age of five and causes the walls of arteries to become inflamed, resulting in fever, skin peeling and joint pain.Britain’s National Health Service first sounded the alarm last month, warning about a small rise in children infected with the coronavirus that have “overlapping features of toxic shock syndrome and atypical Kawasaki disease.”France has also reported several cases.Though frightening, most recover without serious issues. New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday voiced “tremendous concern” over an uptick in cases of a pediatric syndrome that scientists suspect could be linked to COVID-19, which has left at least three people dead statewide.The mayor said 38 cases of pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome detected in New York City, with an additional nine suspected cases awaiting confirmation.Shortly afterward Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state health department was probing 85 potential cases statewide of the syndrome, which exhibits similarities to Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome. Mandatory nursing home testing On Sunday both the mayor and the governor also emphasized research into remdesivir drug therapy, an anti-viral shown to reduce recovery times in COVID-19 patients.US regulators authorized emergency use of the drug against severe infections, with Japan also approving it last week.De Blasio said initial trials had shown decreased hospital stays from 15 days to 11 for those treated with the drug.He called on the Donald Trump administration to release more doses to New York, saying the city had received 4,000 but sought 39,000 for the month of May.Cuomo, meanwhile, introduced new regulations for nursing homes, which have been particularly hard-hit by coronavirus, saying all staff must now be tested twice a week for infection — or facilities will face losing their licenses.And as May 15 approaches, the date to which the governor extended statewide confinement measures, Cuomo said some regions in New York would likely be ready to begin a soft loosening of regulations.But relaxing such measures in New York City appeared distant: the city of 8.6 million is still by far the epicenter of the virus in the United States with approximately a quarter of the country’s more than 79,000 deaths.The city has reported more than 14,000 coronavirus-linked deaths and over 5,000 more considered likely caused by the infection. Topics :last_img read more

first_img From Dirk to Durant: Five NBA milestones to watch Dirk Nowitzki passes John Stockton for 3rd all time in games played When informed of the inflated cost, the Mavs star expressed gratitude for his supporters.”That is a lot of money,” Nowitzki said. “That’s awesome, though. That means people want to come to that game. It’s amazing to hear about the support.” Related News communications manager Chris Leyden noted the prices could continue to climb over the next few weeks.”This is the most in-demand regular season Mavs game that we have ever seen, with an average resale price of $287,” Leyden said. “For comparison you can see Dirk just six nights earlier against the Timberwolves for an average of $62, so fans really are most interested in being there for the literal final game.center_img Dirk Nowitzki is less than a month away from playing his final game at American Airlines Center, and it’s going to cost fans big money to see it in person.According to the Dallas Morning News, secondary market ticket prices for that April 9 game against the Suns are at record levels for a Mavericks regular-season game with price tags of $145 for an upper-deck seat to $7,875 for a VIP courtside seat. “As a comparison, Dwyane Wade’s final game in Miami has an average resale price of $292, so a pretty similar amount of demand.”With the 40-year-old’s appearance in Friday’s loss to the Magic, Nowitzki passed John Stockton for third all-time in games played with 1,505.The 14-time All-Star also sits in the top 10 all-time in points (7th), top 20 in 3-pointers made (11th) and top 30 in rebounds (27th).last_img read more

first_imgMichael Phelps made the trip to Augusta National to watch his first Masters as Tiger Woods pulled off an incredible career comeback Sunday — and the Olympic champion swimmer certainly didn’t go unnoticed as he watched from a prime spot.“I’m getting chills right now,” Phelps said Wednesday during an interview with “Today” (per “The chance to see (Tiger Woods) at that place be able to come back when everybody counted him out. It’s cool because I kind of have an idea of what that feels like, climbing back to the top of the mountain. Having a chance to see him do it on his terms with his kids there, I was speechless for two days.” Donald Trump to award Tiger Woods Presidential Medal of Freedom A near ace on No. 16, Tiger Woods extends his lead with two holes to play at #themasters— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 14, 2019The video of Phelps and Woods made its rounds on social media, and Phelps later explained what led to that moment after his friend gave him an extra ticket to the Masters.Michael Phelps is just a locked in as Tiger— Ry (@JustRyCole) April 14, 2019″We started walking around the course and ran into a couple of nice people who had gotten to the gate early, at 3:30 a.m,” Phelps said. “They said, if you ever want to come back and sit on 16 with us, we have a couple of chairs. We got lucky, met a super nice guy working there that had some seats set up in some prime spots that we just had some pretty amazing access to.” As Woods intensely focused at the 16th green, Phelps was seen during the broadcast just as tuned into the moment. Fans around were cheering, but Phelps mirrored Woods’ emotions after the 15-time major champion almost made a hole-in-one as the ball stopped just 3 feet from the hole.Afterward, Woods said: “That 16th hole has been good to me.” Related Newscenter_img Masters 2019: Tiger Woods looks ahead after triumph: ‘I can win majors now’ The 23-time Olympic gold medalist said he didn’t know he was featured on the broadcast until much later because cellphones are not allowed on the course at Augusta National.“I think he knew I was there because I was standing when he walked out of the clubhouse (before his round), and it looked like somebody said something to him about it, like one of the guys walking out with him,” Phelps said.“Being able to watch him and how in control he is of every single thing on the golf course. I feel like every step is so calculated and every little small detail he pays so much attention to. It’s something I can relate to.”last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Seven of the 17 are new to the board. Also running in Saturday’s race were James Dimon, Jim Marquez and Daniel Shrader, who did not get elected. [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Rachel Jones STAFF WRITER After just 109 votes were cast in last Saturday’s election, the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council has its new membership for the coming year. The members of the 2007-08 board are Doug Epperhart, Robert Farrell, Soledad Garcia, Robert Gelfand, Lydia Gutierrez, Richard Havenick, Chuck Hawley, Bruce Horton, Melanie Jones, Linda Marinkovich, N. Dean Pentcheff, William Roberts, June Burlingame Smith, Robert Kim Stevens, John Stinson, Peter Warren and Melissa Wayne. last_img read more

first_imgHeart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Daquis’ departure from national team saddens buddy Gonzaga Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken “Teytey is JRU for me, if Teytey plays very well, so will JRU,” said Fernandez. “I took coach Vergel’s [Meneses] message and It was really a motivation for us. If we cannot stop Teytey, we cannot stop JRU.”Meneses said, before JRU’s semifinals matchup against San Beda, that only he and Teodoro himself can stop the Heavy Bombers’ wingman.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd the Red Lions did manage to limit Teodoro to nine points on 4-of-13 shooting.Robert Bolick ran the point for San Beda but also did the dirty work as he put up a game-high 22 points to go along six assists while Arnaud Noah had 16 points and six rebounds. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda advanced to the championship round of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup after a sound beating of Jose Rizal University, 80-64, in the semifinals Friday at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan.Red Lions head coach Boyet Fernandez knew they had to stop one man if they ever hoped of taking down the Heavy Bombers, and that was Teytey Teodoro.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? View comments Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide AC Soberano also finished in double digits for San Beda putting up 14 points and going 4-of-5 from beyond the arc.Ervin Grospe carried the scoring load for JRU with 17 points but labored on a pedestrian 7-of-18 shooting.last_img read more