Original article from Kent Live
The easing of coronavirus restrictions across the country has come at a time when the number of cases in Kent are at their lowest levels in months.
Government data shows that the infection rate in Kent is just 13.1 per 100,000 with just 241 people testing positive in the seven days to April 6.
Only 27 neighbourhoods in Kent recorded three or more cases of coronavirus in that week.
The easing of lockdown has seen non essential stores, hairdressers, gyms and pubs all open today (April 12).
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The neighbourhood of Minster and St Nicholas-at-Wade in Thanet had the most active cases last week at 10 cases.
However that had fallen from 15 cases the week before – showing that things are improving there too.
A number of districts have no neighbourhoods with more than two cases.
When a neighbourhood has less than three cases the government dashboard doesn’t reveal how many cases have been reported to protect individuals identities.
Birchington in Thanet, Bybrook, Orchard Park and Godinton in Ashford, Chatham South West in Medway and Edenbridge in Sevenoaks all recorded 6 cases last week.
Below you can find the 27 neighbourhoods in Kent which feature on the list.
The most infected neighbourhoods in Kent
Minster & St Nicholas-at-Wade – Thanet: 10 cases
Birchington – Thanet: 6 cases
Bybrook, Orchard Park & Godinton – Ashford: 6 cases
Chatham South West – Medway: 6 cases
Edenbridge – Sevenoaks : 6 cases
Tree Estate – Dartford : 5 cases
Newtown – Dartford : 4 cases
Great Chart, Bethersden, Woodchurch – Ashford: 4 cases
Borden & The Meads – Swale: 4 cases
Iwade and Kemsley – Swale: 4 cases
Sittingbourne East – Swale: 4 cases
Sittingbourne Central and Milton Regis – Swale: 4 cases
Heath – Dartford : 4 cases
Bishop Green, Wrotham and Shipbourne: 4 cases
Sole Street and Vigo: 4 cases
Ramsgate Ellington – Thanet: 3 cases
Beltinge & Bishopstone – Canterbury: 3 cases
Chatham Maritime – Medway: 3 cases
Capstone – Medway: 3 cases
Rede Common – Medway: 3 cases
Gravesend Town – Gravesham: 3 cases
Singlewell – Gravesham: 3 cases
Snodland: 3 cases
Southborough East and Longfield Road: 3 cases
Mayfield and Wadhurst: 3 cases
Central Dartford – Dartford : 3 cases
Temple Hill and Marshes – Dartford : 3 cases