US reports over 45,000 new Covid cases; total 794 new deaths May 07, 2021 0 39 12345 dpaWashingtonThe US reported 45,085 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking the national total to 33,321,244.The country also recorded 794 new deaths on the same day. With this, the Covid death toll in the US increased to 593,148, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. The 7-day average of Covid deaths is 701.Florida reported the highest number of deaths - 79 - and cases - 3,682.The weekly average of daily infection is 46,603. This represents yet another decrease of about 12 per cent from the prior seven-day average.“With the daily cases continuing to fall every day, we are hopeful about these really encouraging trends”, CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said at a press briefing.The seven-day average of hospital admissions is just more than 3,900.This represents a back-to-back decrease of almost 10 per cent from the prior seven-day period.And seven-day average daily deaths have also declined to a new low, Dr. Walensky told reporters.Speaking in the same news conference, Chief Medical Advisor to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci said vaccination in people previously infected with coronavirus significantly boosts the immune response, and likely provides better protection against certain variants of the virus.In a separate development, the Biden Administration announced that it is setting aside 9.5 billion dollars to support small restaurants and bars that have suffered severe revenue loss during the pandemic. Many restaurants and bars in the US remain partially closed, with reduced revenue and significant pandemic-related debt. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Top diplomats of Turkey, Germany discuss stability of ‘fragile’ Libya May 07, 2021 0 551 EU to debate Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver after US U-turn May 07, 2021 0 328 Two US students sentenced to life for killing Italian police officer May 07, 2021 0 45 At least 25 killed as Rio de Janeiro police raid drug traffickers dpa Rio de Janeiro At least 25 people have died in a shoot-out during a police operation against an organized crime gang in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, according to local media. The victims of the raid include 24 suspects and .. EU agency says titanium dioxide not safe as white pigment for food Rome Titanium dioxide, often used as a colourant in many foods, is not safe for human consumption because of possible cancer risks, an EU agency said on Thursday. Titanium dioxide, often called E171 in the list of .. Simple measures could reduce global warming from methane : UN Berlin Simple and inexpensive measures could reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas methane by 30 percent by 2030, slowing the rate of global warming, according to a UN report released on Thursday. The methane cuts ..