June 16 COVID-19 update: Second case of MIS-C in Douglas County
Here is a summary of new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported Tuesday by health officials across Nebraska & Iowa.
The Pottawattamie County Public Health Department has reported 8 new COVID-19 cases. One individual is from Crescent and the rest are from Council Bluffs.
All 8 cases are between 18-40 years old.
The county has a total of 576 COVID-19 cases.
The Douglas County Health Department has confirmed a second case of MIS-C in the county.
The department reports a teenage boy with a history of fever, sore throat, and fatigue was hospitalized in late May with COVID-19 for several days.
The patient lived with at least one other positive case.
MIS-C is a condition believed to be related to COVID-19 and similar to Kawasaki disease.
It may include fever, rash, fatigue, and abdominal pain, according to the health department.
"If you see any of these symptoms in your child, please seek immediate emergency care," said Health Director Dr. Adi Pour.
Most children recover, but the condition can be deadly, according to the department. Many children with MIS-C have or have been near COVID-19.
The Douglas County Health Department has reported 95 new cases and 6 COVID-19 deaths Tuesday.
The total number of cases in the county has reached 5,943.
The department also received death certificates for 6 COVID-19 related deaths. Those deaths occurred between May 27 and June 11.
The total number of lives lost in the county has reached 65.
DCHD has also confirmed 1,941 recoveries.