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New data shows fewer than 200 active coronavirus cases in Kent

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Original article from Kent Live

The number of active coronavirus cases in Kent continues to plummet.

Months of tight restrictions and an impressive vaccination programme have seen infections, hospitalisations and deaths fall dramatically since the turn of the year.

Now, a symptom study suggests that fewer than 200 people in the county have symptomatic COVID-19.

The ZOE symptom app, which is supported by King’s College London is the world’s largest study of coronavirus and paints a positive picture in Kent.

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The app estimates that just 173 people in Kent and Medway had symptomatic COVID-19 as of 5am on Sunday (May 9)

Back in January, when the Kent variant was spiralling out of control, the number of active cases was more than 25,000.

The number of active cases in Kent in January was over 25,000

The new data suggests fewer than 1 in 10,000 people in the county currently have coronavirus.

Next week, lockdown restrictions will further ease across the country as we continue to head towards June 21 – when all restrictions could be lifted.

Medway, which has the largest population in Kent, is estimated to have 29 active cases of COVID-19.

Dover has the fewest number of cases – just six – with Folkestone and Hythe and Tunbridge Wells on 10 cases.

Below you can find the number of cases in your part of Kent.

The number of active cases in Kent

Medway: 29 cases

Thanet: 16 cases

Swale: 14 cases

The next easing of lockdown will take place on Monday (May 17)

Tonbridge and Malling: 14 cases

Canterbury: 13 cases

Gravesham: 13 cases

Ashford: 13 cases

Maidstone: 13 cases

Dartford: 12 cases

Sevenoaks: 10 cases

Tunbridge Wells: 10 cases

Folkestone and Hythe: 10 cases

Dover: 6 cases

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