There were 155 new COVID-19 cases in B.C.in the last 24 hours, including three in the Interior Health region.
Henry also announced that the first case of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MISC) has been identified in a child under five in BC.
MIS-C is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. Prominent features include fever, abdominal pain, cardiac involvement and rash, among others. 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.
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.
On Thursday, Henry reported 142 new cases of COVID-19.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health, today (Oct. 16) issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia.
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There are 1,513 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,713 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 9,387 people who tested positive have recovered.
They added that voters who are feeling unwell or self-isolating because of COVID-19 can still cast their ballots without going to a voting place.
There is one new death, for a total of 251 fatalities caused by the virus in BC. The number of patients in intensive care or critical care units remained at 24.
There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks and the outbreak at Kin Village has been declared over. One new community outbreak has been announced at a Tim Hortons location in Merritt, B.C.
The provincial health officer also took the opportunity to mark International Hand-Washing Day, reminding people about the importance of cleaning their hands whenever they return home and before they eat.