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The Kent areas where COVID infection rates are rising the most

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Original article from Kent Live

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

COVID rates have rocketed in the two most infected areas of Kent, tripling in Gravesham and doubling in Thanet.

Although rates have increased in the vast majority of Kent districts, all but one remain below the national average.

Gravesham is the only area above England's average (24.8), however Thanet is only just below.

The number of new cases has also tripled in Dover, while increases in all other areas are less significant.

Rates have fallen the most in Canterbury, decreasing by more than 25 per cent.

Infections have increased in Folkestone and Hythe but it remains among the 10 least infected areas of England.

Latest infection rates across Kent

Gravesham has the highest infection rate in Kent

From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to April 24; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to April 24; 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.

Areas in bold recorded an increase.

Gravesham, 29.0, (31), 9.4, (10)

Thanet, 24.7, (35), 12.0, (17)

Tunbridge Wells, 20.2, (24), 18.5, (22)

Ashford, 18.5, (24), 13.1, (17)

Canterbury, 17.5, (29), 24.2, (40)

Dartford, 16.9, (19), 14.2, (16)

Medway, 16.5, (46), 10.8, (30)

Tonbridge and Malling, 15.9, (21), 10.6, (14)

Dover, 15.2, (18), 5.1, (6)

Maidstone, 12.8, (22), 14.0, (24)

Sevenoaks, 12.4, (15), 14.1, (17)

Swale, 11.3, (17), 13.3, (20)

Folkestone and Hythe, 7.1, (8), 5.3, (6)

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