Original article from Kent Live
Fewer areas in Kent are now seeing coronavirus cases on the rise.
The total number of coronavirus cases in Kent has actually declined over the past week.
In the seven days prior to April 17 (the most recent government statistics available) 233 positive tests were recorded, down from 259 in the previous week.
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Although it has actually recorded an increase, Canterbury remains the Kent hotspot for the virus.
The district recorded an infection rate of 24.2 per 100,000 people, down from 26 recorded previously.
Despite being the most infected area its rate remains below the national average.
Dartford has recorded the biggest drop in the county, with its rate dropping by more than half from 32 to 14.2 per 100,000.
The district recorded 16 cases during the same seven-day period, down from 36.
The current picture in Kent
From left to right it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to April 17; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to April 17; rate of new cases in the seven days to April 10; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to April 10.
Areas in bold have seen an increase.
Canterbury, 24.2, (40), 26.0, (43)
Tunbridge Wells, 16.8, (20), 6.7, (8)
Dartford, 14.2, (16), 32.0, (36)
Sevenoaks, 14.1, (17), 14.1, (17)
Swale, 13.3, (20), 16.7, (25)
Ashford, 13.1, (17), 8.5, (11)
Maidstone, 12.2, (21), 9.9, (17)
Thanet, 12.0, (17), 14.8, (21)
Medway, 10.8, (30), 15.8, (44)
Tonbridge and Malling, 10.6, (14), 5.3, (7)
Gravesham, 8.4, (9), 15.9, (17)
Folkestone and Hythe, 5.3, (6), 3.5, (4)
Dover, 5.1, (6), 7.6, (9)