New York reports 1st known case of monkeypox in a child

The New York State Department of Health reported its first known case of monkeypox in a child in New York.

According to the new data, one child under the age of 18 has tested positive for monkeypox.

The child's age or the cities where the case was reported was not specified in the report.

According to the latest data reported by the NYC Department of Health on Thursday, no cases of monkeypox in children have been found in the city.

As of Friday, there are a total of 2,798 confirmed monkeypox cases in New York,

Of those, 2,596 are in New York City. according to the NYSDOH. 

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and other health officials declared monekypox to be the "epicenter of the outbreak" in July.