Britain records 1,243 new COVID-19 deaths, 45,533 new cases

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain reported 1,243 new deaths within 28 days of positive COVID-19 test on Tuesday, making it one of the most deadly days in the country's battle against the virus.

The government also reported 45,533 new cases.

(Reporting by William James. Editing by Andrew MacAskill)