Around 600 children diagnosed with MIS-C: CDC

Vastavam web: Nearly 600 children in the United States have been diagnosed with a medical syndrome linked to COVID-19 and 10 of those children have died as a result according to information from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC released updated information of this multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children, known as MIS-C. The agency received 570 reported cases of MIS-C between March 2 and July 29 — up more than 200 from the 342 cases reported on July 15.

In New York, 245 cases of MIS-C have been reported, state officials said Sunday. That’s only up by about 100 cases since mid-May. “In New York, the number has gone up but not significantly because we have been looking for it. I think what you’re seeing nationwide, and even globally, the other states and countries had not been looking for it,” Governor Cuomo said.

The condition occurs in children with a current or recent COVID-19 infection. Children with MIS-C show symptoms that include abdominal pain, vomiting, skin rash, diarrhea hypotension and conjunctival injection. Of the 570 children with MIS-C, nearly 64% were admitted to an intensive care unit, according to the CDC.