Coronavirus: Britain reports 15,539 new COVID-19 cases, 397 deaths

Medics gather for a discussion at an Intensive Care ward treating coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, Britain, May 22, 2020. (Steve Parsons/Pool via Reuters)

Britain reported 15,539 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and 397 new deaths within 28 days of a positive test result, both falls on the previous day’s figures.

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On Friday, Britain’s business minister Alok Sharma said that the government hopes that millions of doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will be delivered by the end of the year but the total will depend on how quickly it can be manufactured.

Britain approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, jumping ahead of the rest of the world in the race to begin the most crucial mass inoculation program in history.

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