NEWS ROUNDUP: Mayor has Covid-19 & beach plea
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The majority of Liverpool's wards still have coronavirus rates over 500 cases per 100,000 people as restrictions are eased. The city's overall coronavirus rate was 500.8 cases per 100,000 people as of July 16. Hospitalisations for Covid-19 are rising, with 97 admitted to hospitals in the city for Covid-19 last week.
Mayor of Liverpool Joanne Anderson has tested positive for Covid-19. The Mayor has contracted the virus even though she was following social distancing guidelines, wearing a face covering, and had received both doses of the Covid vaccination.
Covid travel bans have put more pressure on Merseyside's beaches prompting fears that more visitors will mean more damage to the local environment. As schools begin to break up, Sefton's Council has asked visitors to obey the rules by not leaving litter and not bringing BBQs onto the borough's beaches because of the damage they could do to the area's ecosystem.
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