USA News Live: Florida’s Daily Virus Cases Drop To Half, Compared To Last Month – Times Of India

A child is among the latest to die from Covid-19 in Louisiana, state health officials said Friday.

Health department figures showed the state death toll from the illness grew by 52. One of the victims was a child between the ages of 5 and 11. Fifteen people younger than 18 have died in Louisiana since the pandemic began. And it’s the sixth pediatric death since a fourth surge began this summer.

American Samoa reported its first case of coronavirus on Friday.

The US territory’s acting governor and health officials said the islands’ first case of Covid-19 was of a resident who returned to American Samoa from Hawaii this week. The infected traveler flew in on Monday, the first day of newly resumed commercial flights from Honolulu to Pago Pago. The route had been suspended since March 2020.

South Carolina is setting records for Covid-19 hospitalisations, and new cases are approaching the peak levels of last winter.

A disaster relief organization founded by actor Sean Penn is helping Georgia’s drive to vaccinate people against the coronavirus.

CORE, or Community Organized Relief Effort, has offered vaccines at hundreds of pop-up clinics around the state, including schools, farmers’ markets and meat plants.

A statement issued Friday says Newsom, his wife and two other children have since tested negative for the virus. All four of the governor’s children are under 12, the age when children can be vaccinated.

Two of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s children have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Florida’s daily virus cases drop to half as compared to last month

Florida reported 11,275 new daily cases on Friday, about half the number from last month.

Top doctors say not so fast to Biden’s boosters-for-all plan

Court’s Texas move could mean end of judicial balance on abortion: Rights activist Cecile Richards

One of the country’s top abortion-rights activists is warning that the Supreme Court’s recent inaction on Texas’ extremely restrictive new abortion law could signal the end of judicial checks and balances on the issue.

Sparse pro-Trump crowds rally as US Capitol on high alert

Suspect in killing of 4 in Wisconsin arrested in Arizona

Biden faced ‘unfair criticism’ over US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, say Pak PM Imran Khan

Fred Dakota, Native American gambling pioneer, dies at 84

Women who tore up Trump sign get probation

Two Delaware women who confronted supporters of former President Donald Trump and took a “Make America Great Again” hat from them at the 2020 Democratic National Convention have been sentenced to probation.

US vows to step up ‘removal flights’ for migrants stranded at Texas bridge

Cuban president Diaz-Canel calls for lifting of US trade embargo against them at Celac Summit in Mexico City

After Afghanistan pullout, US seeks NATO basing, intel pacts

Against the backdrop of the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the top US military officer is meeting in Greece with NATO counterparts this weekend, hoping to forge more basing, intelligence sharing and other agreements to prevent terrorist groups from regrouping and threatening America and the region.

US CBP seize fake Covid vaccine cards shipped from China

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Pittsburgh have seized fake Covid-19 vaccine cards shipped from China. The first of the two international parcels was seized on August 24. The CBP officers determined that the parcel of 20 cards had a “low-quality appearance.” It said the cards were being shipped to someone in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. The individual, whose identity was not released, is not from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or a certified medical entity, CBP said, as reported by Fox News.

US closes Del Rio Port of Entry on Texas-Mexico border due to influx of migrants

‘Devious licks’ videos of damage, thefts bedevil US schools

Kids across the US are posting TikTok videos of themselves vandalising school bathrooms and stealing soap dispensers and even turf from football fields, bedeviling school administrators seeking to contain the viral internet trend. The “devious licks” challenge that swept social media this week is plaguing principals and school district administrators who already must navigate a bitter debate over requiring masks to keep Covid-19 in check. Some schools have had to more closely monitor or even shut down bathrooms, where much of the damage is occurring.