COVID-19: Daily update on the pandemic in Surrey, White Rock and beyond

MAY 23: There is an outbreak at a Lower Mainland fruit processing plant

Here’s the latest on the pandemic in Surrey, White Rock and beyond for Saturday (May 23):

• Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announces 10 new cases, bringing B.C.’s total to 2,517

• There have been two additional death, bringing the provincewide total to 157

• Both deaths were in long-term care homes

• More than 80 per cent of cases have recovered

READ ALSO: 82% of all test-positive COVID-19 cases in B.C. have recovered, May 23, 2020

• There is an outbreak at a Lower Mainland fruit processing plant

READ ALSO: Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Abbotsford fruit processing plant, May 23, 2020

• Anti-Asian racism has spiked in the Lower Mainland since COVID-19 first appeared

READ ALSO: Vancouver Police report ‘staggering’ increase in Anti-Asian hate crimes, May 23, 2020

• Restriction on number of vehicles at outdoor drive-in events

READ ALSO: B.C. puts cap on number of vehicles at outdoor drive-in events, May 22, 2020

• Pandemic cancels decades-long event in South Surrey

READ ALSO: Pandemic cancels 46th Annual Alex Fest in South Surrey, May 23, 2020

• Barely one-quarter of B.C. businesses believe they can open and operate profitably as COVID-19 restrictions ease

READ ALSO: Low profits, few customers in post-pandemic recovery says B.C. business survey, May 23, 2020



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