BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Louisiana Department of Health released the latest MIS-C numbers this week.
MIS-C stands for Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children and the numbers show a clear picture of where the state is with this condition.
The not so good news would be that their have been 183 MIS-C cases in the state with eight confirmed deaths.
The good news is that almost 93% of those diagnosed with MIS-C have been released from state hospitals.
This condition seems to affect young males more than young women.
The Louisiana Department of Health provided this breakdown on August 18:
According to the Louisiana Department of Health, “Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs.”
On a national scale, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been keeping track of MIS-C patients and deaths.
The latest CDC statistics from July 30, 2021 are provided below:
The CDC defines Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children this way:
- The patient is under the age of 21, with a fever, laboratory evidence of inflammation, and severe illness involving more than two organs that requires hospitalization; AND
- No other plausible diagnoses; AND
- Positive COVID-19 test, or exposure to a confirmed case, within the four weeks prior to the onset of symptoms.
When you compare the most recent number of MIS-C deaths in Louisiana to the latest CDC count, it shows that Louisiana makes up a little over 20 percent of the confirmed MIS-C deaths in the United States.