UK records 1,035 new COVID-19 deaths on Saturday

Royal London Hospital amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain reported 1,035 new deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, down from Friday's record toll of 1,325.

It marked the fourth consecutive daily toll - defined as deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test - of above 1,000.

The government figures also showed 59,937 new cases, down from 68,053 the day before.

(Reporting by Andy Bruce; Editing by Peter Graff)