Coronavirus USA Updates: Louisiana hospitalizations drop below 800 for 1st time in 2 months

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Coronavirus USA Updates: Louisiana hospitalizations drop below 800 for 1st time in 2 months
Coronavirus USA Updates: Louisiana hospitalizations drop below 800 for 1st time in 2 months

The number of COVID-19 patients in Louisiana hospitals has now dropped below 800 for the first time in two months, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday.

Over 38,000 people in Louisiana have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. At least 2,617 people have died.

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Louisiana has 13 confirmed cases and one death connected to Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a dangerous coronavirus-related illness in children that’s being reported in many states and countries.

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The 13 young people range in age from 0 to 19, with a median age of 11, the governor said.

Eight have been discharged from hospitals, he said.

MIS-C has features like Kawasaki disease and Toxic-Shock Syndrome. Common symptoms include persistent fever, irritability or sluggishness, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, rash, conjunctivitis, enlarged lymph node on one side of the neck, red cracked lips or red tongue, swollen hands and feet.

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