What is PIMS – Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome?/(Updates)

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Summary for most recent day of reporting in Connecticut

Day-to-day changes reflect newly reported cases, deaths, and tests that occurred over the last several days to week. All data in this report are preliminary; data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected. Hospitalization data were collected by the Connecticut Hospital Association. Deaths* reported to either the OCME or DPH are included in the daily COVID-19 update.*For public health surveillance, COVID-19-associated deaths include persons who tested positive for COVID-19 around the time of death (confirmed) and persons whose death certificate lists COVID-19 disease as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death (probable).

Category Text Total Change Direction Change
Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Cases   36,703 +     618
COVID-19 Associated Deaths     3,339 +       54
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19        994       39
Patients Tested for COVID-19 164,755 +  8,847

Charts represent the date the data were reported to the CT DPH.  Cases and deaths are cumulative over time.  Hospitalization data are collected by CT Hospital Association

Source: Department of Public Health 

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Local Results                                                                                                                  

Westport Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State         267                     + 1

Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State             62                      + 0

A complete listing by town and county of all COVID-19 cases being reported by the Connecticut State Department of Health, and various analyses of those cases, can be found by following this link:


What is PIMS – Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome?

Connecticut public health officials report a growing number of cases of a rare, but potentially very serious COVID-19 related disease, that causes severe inflammation in young children.  Information about the condition is still evolving and Connecticut’s Department of Public Health has now issued an alert to pediatric health systems across the state. The Westport Weston Health District will be carefully weighing the need to open various segments of the community with this development.

Symptoms of the syndrome have been compared to other inflammatory conditions like Kawasaki disease and toxic-shock syndrome. While our understanding of PIMS is developing, children with the syndrome seem to experience a prolonged fever, rashes, change in the color of their skin or their lips, swollen glands and red eyes. Children who develop this new illness can have rashes on their back or legs, swollen and cracked lips, and swelling in their feet and hands.

To help parents who are concerned about what to look for, the American Academy of Pediatrics released guidelines and advises parents and caregivers to contact their pediatrician if they notice any of the following symptoms: a fever that won’t go away, abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomiting, rash or changes in skin color, trouble breathing, or if the child seems confused or overly sleepy. Any child with these symptoms should be seen and evaluated by their primary care provider or pediatrician immediately.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also issued an advisory to doctors, referring to the condition as Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The Health District will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as more information becomes available.