Nearly 600 children diagnosed with syndrome linked to COVID-19, CDC says

  • Source: WPIX-TV CW 11 New York
  • Published: 08/11/2020 12:00 AM

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 new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC released updated information Friday as it continues to track the prevalence and effects of 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. At least 40 states, New York City and the District of Columbia have one or more reported cases of the syndrome, according to the CDC. 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.


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