TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Data released Tuesday by the state’s Department of Health indicates that 65 pediatric patients in Florida have been diagnosed with a rare but serious condition that develops in some children who have tested positive for the virus that COVID Causes -19.
In addition, Florida was one of just nine states to have as many as 30 cases of the condition on Thursday, according to an official report officially called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, or MIS-C.
Nationwide, 792 cases of MIS-C were reported in 42 states, New York City and Washington DC.
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Meanwhile, 14 of the 65 Florida cases included in the state pediatric report did not have a diagnosis date for MIS-C, resulting in inflammation of organs such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, eyes, and gastrointestinal organs.
In other cases, the diagnosis dates from May 15, when a 14-year-old boy in Miami-Dade County was confirmed to have the syndrome, on August 18, when a 1-year-old boy in Palm Beach County was diagnosed with MIS-C. did.
The state updates the pediatric report weekly.