NEWS ROUNDUP: Covid rates & vaccinations
Your latest news update for the region
Just five Liverpool areas do not have "suppressed" levels of coronavirus as large parts of the city reopen. Twenty five wards in the city recorded less than five cases during that period, with only County, Kirkdale, Norris Green, Princes Park and Speke-Garston reporting five cases or more.
More than half the population in the Liverpool City Region has now been vaccinated against Covid-19 as shops and pub gardens reopen. The latest figures from the NHS show more than 774,000 people in the city region have had at least one dose of the vaccine out of a population of 1.5m.
Merseyside has a new top police officer as Serena Kennedy takes over as Chief Constable. She's the first woman to hold the role in the history of the force. Chief Constable Kennedy has 28 years of policing experience behind her and she joined Merseyside Police as an Assistant Chief Constable in 2017 and was promoted to Deputy Chief Constable in October 2018.
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