20-year-old Boulder County resident develops rare, dangerous condition following coronavirus

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A 20-year-old Boulder County resident appeared to have fully recovered from the coronavirus. Three weeks later, the resident developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome.Multisystem inflammatory syndrome is a newly identified condition that primarily occurs in children and has symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease, a news release from Boulder County Public Health states.
In Boulder County, there have been 4,998 coronavirus cases in Boulder County, reported as of Friday. Of those, there have been 2,873 positive or probable cases between residents age 18 to 28, Public Health spokeswoman Chana Goussetis said Friday.
The University of Colorado Boulder’s coronavirus dashboard shows since Aug. 24, 1,114 on-campus tests have returned positive as of Friday. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has determined a coronavirus outbreak at CU Boulder, and data updated Wednesday shows 16 staff members and 1,527 students have tested positive for the virus, and 168 students are considered probable.
To date, there have been 227 hospitalizations in Boulder County. There have been 84 deaths — 61 of which are tied to long-term care facilities, county data shows.
Within the 18- to 28-year-old age range, 15 individuals have been hospitalized and none have died, Goussetis said.
Still, infectious disease Dr. Heather Pujet said she hopes residents understand the virus can have serious complications for young …

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