B.C. confirms first case of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in a child

B.C. confirms 549 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 10,734

B.C. confirms 549 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 10,734

According to Henry, 1.5 per cent of all COVID-19 tests that were conducted over the past 24 hours in B.C. came back with positive results.

The syndrome is associated mostly in children and symptoms include inflammation that can happen in the internal organs, eyes and skin after someone has been infected with COVID-19.

She explained the child is under the age of five and has fully recovered.

On Thursday, Henry's update included the first confirmed case of multi-system inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), a rare condition found in children, that has been linked to COVID-19 through laboratory tests.

Any child that is hospitalized with the symptoms that meet the definitions will be monitored.

The health officials also announced a new community outbreak at the Tim Hortons in Merritt, but they didn't provide any details on how many people had tested positive.

There were no outbreaks in healthcare to report, though, 19 are still ongoing.

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There have been four new health-care facility outbreaks. There have now been 239 cases discovered on Vancouver Island since the pandemic began.

On International Handwashing Day, Henry took the opportunity to remind British Columbians the importance of proper hygiene.

We have to remember that spending time socializing or cheering with other parents and fans before, during and after games, increases the risk of transmission and exposure for you and your family.

There are now 1,494 active cases of COVID-19 across B.C., including 74 people who are in hospital, 24 of whom are in intensive care. She said sooner is better than later, but it's best to get a flu shot by late October or early November.

An additional 145 people who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 have now recovered Thursday, bringing B.C.'s total number of recoveries to 9,257.

There have been no new deaths for a remaining total of 250.

There are now 1,513 active cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, as well as 3,713 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of exposure to known cases, according to a news release Friday from the Ministry of Health.

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