A woman walks past a Wedding dress shop in London, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, where bride dresses pile unused in the shop window. Weddings in the UK have been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and are probably allowed starting in July. Image Credit: AP

London:  Britain on Wednesday announced another 1,041 fatalities from the coronavirus, the first time the daily death toll has topped 1,000 since April and the outset of the pandemic.

The latest tally means 77,346 people have now died in the UK within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test - among the highest in Europe alongside Italy - and came as a record 62,322 new daily cases were recorded.