(Reuters) – Europe became the second region after Latin America to surpass 250,000 deaths on Saturday, according to a Reuters tally, with record numbers of daily COVID-19 infections reported in the past two weeks.

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in France jumped over 1 million, the health ministry reported.

Europe’s reported coronavirus cases more than doubled in 10 days, crossing 200,000 daily infections for the first time according to a Reuters tally, with many Southern European countries reporting their highest single-day cases.

The number of coronavirus deaths reported in the United States reached its highest total in two months, offering more evidence that the pandemic was gaining fresh momentum across the country as cooler weather sets in.

Nearly 300,000 more people have died in the United States in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic than expected based on historical trends, with about two-thirds of the deaths due to Covid-19 illnesses, according to a report.

U.S. cases of the novel coronavirus crossed 8 million, rising by 1 million in less than a month, as another surge in cases hits the nation at the onset of cooler weather.

The number of new Covid-19 cases rose 11% in the United States last week compared to the previous seven days, with infections spreading rapidly in the Midwest, which reported some of the highest positive test rates, according to a Reuters analysis.

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Nine U.S. states reported record increases in Covid-19 cases over the last seven days, mostly in the upper Midwest and West where chilly weather is forcing more activities indoors.

U.S. President Donald Trump is experiencing mild symptoms after testing positive for the coronavirus, administration officials said, as the White House and presidential election campaign scrambled to adjust to the bombshell development.