Britain reports 2,763 new COVID cases on Wednesday

Medical staff treat seriously ill COVID-19 patients at Milton Keynes University Hospital, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Milton Keynes

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain recorded 2,763 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday and 45 more deaths within 28 days of a positive test, government statistics showed.

The government said 31.7 million people have received a first COVID-19 vaccine dose.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)