Accross BC, 155 cases were identified, including nine epi-linked cases, for a total of 11,189.
Henry said the case is a good reminder that while COVID-19 is generally less severe in children, no age group is immune from suffering serious illness caused by the novel coronavirus.
MIS-C is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs.
So far, it's understood that MIS-C can lead to a prolonged fever, while patients also have two of the following symptoms: abdominal pain, vomiting or diarrhea, and a rash on both sides of the body. While it is unknown exactly what causes the condition, many children with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19 or had been around someone with COVID-19. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The high numbers of new cases come at the same time as people are heading to advance polls leading for the October 24 provincial election.
She made the announcement while reporting 142 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths at a briefing on Thursday.
More than 9,200 people have recovered from COVID-19, but 3,683 remain as actively-monitored having come into contact with someone who was previously infected with the virus, marking a new provincial-high during the pandemic.
"If you are at all feeling unwell, be the COVID-19 champion who makes the choice to stay home and stay away from others".
"There was a small number of children, some of whom had antibodies or had tested positive for COVID, so there was a worldwide effort to see if we can quantify this and understand it".
There have been no new deaths from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, leaving the total provincial death toll at 250.
There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks and the outbreak at Kin Village has been declared over. Officials say there has been one new community outbreak at the Tim Hortons in Merritt. There also continues to be exposure events around the province which are posted on the websites of the B.C. Centre for Disease Control and health authorities.