Original article from Kent Live
Coronavirus infection rates have continued their trend of gradual increase as England continues its journey out of lockdown.
Despite these rises, new cases remain considerably low as people in their 40s are now being offered a COVID vaccine.
In the seven days prior to April 25, the most recent data available, 286 new cases were recorded in Kent.
This is up from the 268 new cases recorded in the previous week-long period.
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Gravesham remains the county's coronavirus hotspot with an infection rate of 28.1 per 100,000 people, with 30 new cases.
This is an increase of more than double compared to the previous seven-day period, where the recorded rate was 12.2, with 13 new cases.
Despite recording a slight rise, Folkestone and Hythe remains the least infected part of Kent, and has the sixth lowest rate in England.
The district recorded a rate of 7.1 per 100,000, with eight new cases.
This is a small increase from the rate of 6.2 recorded in the previous week.
Latest infection rates across Kent
From left to right, the list below reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to April 25; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to April 25; rate of new cases in the seven days to April 18; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to April 18.
Areas in bold recorded an increase.
Gravesham, 28.1, (30), 12.2, (13)
Thanet, 23.3, (33), 14.1, (20)
Ashford, 19.2, (25), 13.8, (18)
Canterbury, 18.1, (30), 20.6, (34)
Tunbridge Wells, 17.7, (21), 22.7, (27)
Dartford, 16.0, (18), 16.0, (18)
Dover, 15.2, (18), 7.6, (9)
Tonbridge and Malling, 15.1, (20), 12.9, (17)
Medway, 13.6, (38), 12.6, (35)
Swale, 11.3, (17), 12.0, (18)
Maidstone, 11.1, (19), 16.3, (28)
Sevenoaks, 7.5, (9), 17.4, (21)
Folkestone and Hythe, 7.1, (8), 6.2, (7)