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12 neighbourhoods in Kent still recording new cases of COVID-19

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Original article from Kent Live

Twelve neighbourhoods across Kent are still recording new coronavirus cases.

Four of them are located in the Canterbury district, where the feared Indian variant is believed to be taking hold.

Recent data has suggested it is recording the highest numbers of the new strain in South East England.

The infection rate is highest in Canterbury's St Stephen's ward, where there were seven new cases this week.

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Eight new cases were recorded in South Canterbury.

Across the county as a whole, coronavirus cases continue to tumble with five areas recording halve as many cases compared to the week before.

The number of positive test results reduced overall in 10 of our 13 local authority areas in the week to May 16.

Most places are now have infection rates in single digits, meaning less than one in 10,000 people recently caught the virus.

In comparison, earlier in the year at the peak of the second wave, more than one in 100 people had caught the virus in many places.

The county as a whole has now been colour coded in yellow for the first time in months, the lowest rating on the Government's official map.

It means we join neighbours Essex and Sussex with their equally low infection rates.

Case numbers in Kent have fallen almost a quarter (23.6 per cent) in the last week alone.

Canterbury is however going in the other direction, with overall numbers more than doubling in the district in the last week.

A breakdown of the wards across Kent still recording more than three new cases this week is below, ordered alphabetically by district.

Area Cases Rate
Blean Forest, Chartham Hatch & University, Canterbury 6 50
Canterbury Central & Westgate, Canterbury 5 39.3
Canterbury St Stephen's, Canterbury 7 76.6
South Canterbury, Canterbury 8 72.3
Milton & Chalk, Gravesham 5 42.8
Rainham North West, Medway 3 49.4
Sheerness West, Swale 3 44.5
Borden & The Meads, Swale 3 23.6
Sittingbourne Centre & Milton Regis, Swale 3 33.5
Salmestone, Thanet 4 49.6
East Malling, West Malling & Trottiscliffe, Tonbridge & Malling 3 25
Hadlow & East Peckham, Tonbridge & Malling 6 82.5

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