Across Europe, the average number of daily infections leapt 44 percent in a single week to over 121,000.
The confirmed virus death toll in Britain is creeping up near that of Italy, the epicentre of Europe's outbreak, even though the UK population is younger than Italy's and Britain had more time than Italy to prepare before the pandemic hit.
Global coronavirus cases are inching towards the three million mark with over 207,000 people killed. Here are the latest developments for April 27:
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