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

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

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

British Columbia has added 155 more COVID-19 cases and one more death to its total in the last 24 hours, health officials said Friday.

After coming into contact with someone who has COVID-19, 3,683 people are now under public health monitoring.

Of the total COVID-19 cases, 77 individuals are hospitalized, 24 of whom are in intensive care. Seventeen of those are in long-term care facilities, two are in acute care.

3,683 people are under active health monitoring for being exposed to a known case of the virus. A total of 89 people who live outside of Canada have tested positive for the virus in B.C.

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. The outbreaks at Cherington Place and Evergreen Hamlets have been declared over. There are now 15 long-term care and assisted-living facilities with ongoing outbreaks, as well as two outbreaks in acute-care facilities.

There have been no new community outbreaks. However, there continue to be community exposure events at other locations and on flights into and out of the province.

Alerts are posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control's (BCCDC) website, as well as on health authorities' websites, providing details on where the potential exposure occurred and what actions to take - whether you need to self-isolate or monitor for symptoms.

As of Thursday's update, there were 1,494 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

As recreational sports like hockey and youth soccer return, we have seen an increase in COVID-19 exposures.

Like many other activities that have restarted, provincial sports organizations and sports facilities require COVID-19 safety plans to ensure a safe return to sport.

"The simple act of cleaning our hands can make a big difference in our lives and make sure that we are protecting each other and ourselves from COVID-19, but also for many other illnesses - everything from the things that cause stomach upset to influenza".

It is important for all of us to think about our cumulative interactions.