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The 9 Kent areas where coronavirus cases are rising the most

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Original article from Kent Live

Coronavirus infection rates continue to rise in the majority of Kent areas.

The rate of infection has increased in nine of the 13 districts in the county – with Gravesham recording the fourth biggest rise in England.

The number of new COVID cases in the district almost tripled in the seven days to April 23.

Thanet follows closely behind having also seen a significant week-on-week rise in cases.

Both Gravesham and Thanet have infection rates higher than England's average (25.2).

Rates have dropped substantially in Canterbury, with all other falling areas recording a minor decrease.

Despite a small increase, Folkestone and Hythe remains the least infected area of the county.

It is also among the five least infected parts of England.

The district has an infection rate that is almost half that of Swale, which has the second lowest rate in Kent.

Latest infection rates across Kent

Folkestone and Hythe has one of the lowest infection rates in England

From left to right, the list below reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to April 23; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to April 23; rate of new cases in the seven days to April 16; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to April 16.

Areas in bold have recorded an increase.

Gravesham, 28.1, (30), 10.3, (11)

Thanet, 26.1, (37), 12.7, (18)

Tunbridge Wells, 20.2, (24), 16.0, (19)

Ashford, 18.5, (24), 11.5, (15)

Canterbury, 18.1, (30), 28.4, (47)

Dartford, 17.8, (20), 19.5, (22)

Medway, 15.4, (43), 12.6, (35)

Maidstone, 14.0, (24), 11.6, (20)

Tonbridge and Malling, 13.6, (18), 11.4, (15)

Sevenoaks, 13.3, (16), 14.9, (18)

Dover, 12.7, (15), 5.9, (7)

Swale, 12.0, (18), 14.0, (21)

Folkestone and Hythe, 6.2, (7), 4.4, (5)

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