Original article from Kent Live
Active coronavirus cases have continued to plummet across Kent with restrictions set to ease.
On Monday (April 12) England will enter the second phase of the Government's 'COVID Roadmap'.
Non-essential shops will be allowed to reopen, and pubs will open their doors in Kent for the first time since November.
This has been made possible as a result of cases dropping dramatically across the country, combined with the successful vaccine rollout and some of the strictest lockdown rules across Europe.
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The ZOE COVID Symptom Study app has more than 4 million worldwide contributors and sees users update it daily with how they are feeling.
It is the largest community monitoring of COVID in the world and it shows the number of active cases in Kent now stands at 491.
The new figures are based on data collected between March 23 and April 6.
It is an incredible drop from the number of active coronavirus cases just three months prior, on January 10. On this date the app said more than 25,000 people in Kent were infected.
Medway is thought to be the most infected part of Kent with an estimated 88 active cases, about 320 per million.
Maidstone currently has 49 active cases, along with 42 in Gravesham.
The data suggests that, on the whole, the areas nearer London are recording higher case numbers.
At the other end of the spectrum, Dover is the least infected part of the county with 24 active cases, equalling 204 per million.
Nationally, it is predicted there are 40,831 active coronavirus cases.
The current picture in Kent
From left to right the list below reads: The name of the local authority, the estimated number of active cases, the estimated number of active cases per million.
Medway 88 (320 per million)
Maidstone 49 (289 per million)
Gravesham 42 (400 per million)
Canterbury 42 (256 per million)
Tonbridge and Malling 40 (312 per million)
Swale 34 (231 per million)
Ashford 32 (247 per million)
Thanet 31 (221 per million)
Dartford 28 (259 per million)
Shepway 28 (251 per million)
Tunbridge Wells 27 (228 per million)
Sevenoaks 26 (221 per million)
Dover 24 (204 per million)