County reports 2 addition MIS-C cases in children; SCV sees 55 new COVID-19 cases

COVID-19. Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.

The Department of Public Health released the following updated COVID-19 figures Friday, counting 55 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley in the last 24 hours, a number that county officials have attributed to a continued backlog.

The county also reported two additional children were diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) totaling to 43 throughout the county since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

All children diagnosed with MIS-C were hospitalized and 50% were treated in the ICU, according to a department of public health press release. County officials also reported no children have died in the county after being diagnosed with MIS-C.

COVID-19 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley in the past 24 hours: 55

Total COVID-19 cases in the SCV: 6,992

Total COVID-19 deaths in the SCV: 73

Countywide COVID-19 cases reported in the past 24 hours: 2,773

Total COVID-19 cases in L.A. County: 296,821

New deaths related to COVID-19 reported in the past 24 hours: 23

Total COVID-19 deaths in L.A. County: 6,974

Hospitalizations countywide: 769; 28% of whom are in the ICU

Hospitalizations at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital as of Oct. 21: 12,290 discharged since the onset of the pandemic.

The latest number of SCV cases, including all area health care providers’ daily figures and those at Pitchess Detention Center, broken down into region, are as follows:

City of Santa Clarita: 4,117

Unincorporated – Acton: 80

Unincorporated – Agua Dulce: 31

Unincorporated – Bouquet Canyon: 10

Unincorporated – Canyon Country: 169

Unincorporated – Castaic: 2,161 (majority of Castaic cases come from Pitchess Detention Center, exact number unavailable)

Unincorporated – Lake Hughes: 5

Unincorporated – Newhall: 24

Unincorporated – Placerita Canyon: 0

Unincorporated – San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon: 0

Unincorporated – Sand Canyon: 7

Unincorporated – Saugus: 31

Unincorporated – Saugus/Canyon Country: 11

Unincorporated – Stevenson Ranch: 192

Unincorporated – Val Verde: 102

Unincorporated – Valencia: 52

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