Coronavirus Daily: Norfolk and Suffolk register low daily figures again as vaccine work 'progressing well'
Business Secretary Alok Sharma has said the UK's work on a vaccine is 'progressing well' but there are no certainties that one will be actually be found.
At the daily briefing yesterday, Mr Sharma said the government had now put in a quarter of a billion pounds towards finding and developing a coronavirus vaccine and that the work of the University of Oxford was taking a step forward.
He said: The first clinical trial of the Oxford vaccine is progressing well with all phase one participants having received their vaccine dose on schedule earlier this week."
But even with these steps he said it did not guarantee finding a vaccine, so there was also work being made into treatments for Covid-19.
Yesterday's figures from Public Health England showed Norfolk's confirmed positive cases over the previous 24-hour period had risen by six, with a total so far of 2,008 and Suffolk had only reporting five cases, taking its total to 1,355.
The UK reported 170 deaths in the reporting period, which is the lowest figure since the day after lockdown began.
The daily UK figures for confirmed cases is 3,534, with the UK total of laboratory confirmed cases now standing at 243,695.
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