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New COVID data shows Kent areas with the most active cases

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Original article from Kent Live

The number of active COVID cases in Kent has plummeted in recent weeks.

Although infection rates in some districts are on the rise – the overall picture in Kent continues to improve.

The majority of districts remain below the national average of just 23.8 and the UK’s roadmap out of lockdown is going ahead as planned.

The next phase of the roadmap is on May 17, which will allow people groups of up to six people and two households to meet in each other's homes.

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Indoor hospitality will also be allowed to reopen, alongside museums, cinemas and hotels.

It is estimated that 113 people in Kent have COVID, according to data published today (May 2).

This is a huge drop from the first week of April, shortly before lockdown restrictions were eased further.

Active cases were estimated at 491, over 4 times higher than the current figure.

Kent has made immense progress since the beginning of the year, when the UK's death toll was staggeringly high.

The current number of active cases is not even 0.5 per cent of the figure in January.

On January 10, it was estimated that 27,752 people in Kent had coronavirus,

Currently, 15,943 people are predicted to have symptomatic COVID in the entire country.

It is estimated that 113 people in Kent have COVID

The data is provided by ZOE and King’s College London and was collected between April 13 and April 28.

An app is used to track COVID-19 infections in the UK and across the world and sees users report how they are feeling everyday.

Maidstone has the highest number of active cases – around 4 times higher than Medway which follows in the rank.

Dartford currently have the lowest number of active COVID cases. However the majority of Kent districts are estimated to have fewer than 10.

The current picture in Kent

From left to right it reads: The name of the local authority, the estimated number of active cases, the estimated number of active cases per million.

Maidstone: 42 (248 per million)

Maidstone has the highest number of active cases

Medway: 11 (40 per million)

Tunbridge Wells: 9 (75 per million)

Canterbury: 9 (53 per million)

Thanet: 6 (45 per million)

Thanet is estimated to have 6 active COVID cases

Swale: 6 (42 per million)

Gravesham: 5 (50 per million)

Dover: 5 (41 per million)

Tonbridge and Malling: 5 (40 per million)

Tonbridge and Malling is estimated to have 5 active cases

Ashford: 4 (33 per million)

Folkestone and Hythe: 4 (33 per million)

Sevenoaks: 4 (31 per million)

Dartford: 3 (29 per million)

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