Louisiana: 4th youth dead from rare coronavirus condition

Louisiana

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana reports that a fourth child or young person has died from a rare condition linked to the novel coronavirus. Louisiana’s Department of Health says that as of Monday, 44 people between the age of 1 month and 19 years have been diagnosed with the condition known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that as of Thursday, health departments had reported 10 deaths and 570 confirmed cases of the condition in 40 states and Washington, D.C. The health department reported Monday that nearly 132,000 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Louisiana, and at least 4,169 infected people have died.