Original article from Kent Live
Eight of the 13 Kent districts are still seeing an increase in the number of new coronavirus cases.
Latest data for the seven days to May 25 shows that Dartford, Medway, Sevenoaks, Dover, Maidstone, Thanet, Folkestone and Hythe and Tunbridge Wells have recorded a week-on-week rise in infection rates.
It comes after May 17 saw the easing of more restrictions, including reopening indoor hospitality and entertainment venues, making non-essential travel legal again, and allowing indoor mixing between six people or two households.
Canterbury has remained as the most infected part of Kent despite recording a decrease in the latest data.
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For the seven days to May 25, the city had an infection rate of 26.6 after recording 44 new cases, down from its rate of 33.9 for the seven days to May 18.
It also makes Canterbury the only part of Kent to record a rate above England's national average of 25.7 per 100,000 people.
Dartford is the second most infected area, with the number of new cases more than doubling in the space of one week.
The district had an infection rate of 21.3 for the week to May 25, a dramatic increase compared to its rate of 7.5 the week before.
Medway also saw its cases more than double from 21 to 52, giving it an infection rate of 18.7 per 100,000 people.
Dover and Folkestone and Hythe also had significant increases, from 2.5 to 11.9 and 3.5 to 9.7 respectively.
Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Thanet and Tunbridge Wells also recorded smaller increases.
On the other end of the scale, Tonbridge and Malling is now the least infected part of Kent with an infection rate of 3.8, after just five cases were recorded in the week to May 25.
The full list of Kent's latest infection rates
From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to May 25; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to May 25; rate of new cases in the seven days to May 18; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to May 18.
Areas recording an increase have been marked in bold.
Canterbury, 26.6 (44), 33.9 (56)
Dartford, 21.3 (24), 8.0 (9)
Medway, 18.7 (52), 7.5 (21)
Sevenoaks, 12.4 (15), 9.9 (12)
Swale, 12.0 (18), 12.0 (18)
Dover, 11.9 (14), 2.5 (3)
Maidstone, 11.1 (19), 8.1 (14)
Thanet, 10.6 (15), 8.5 (12)
Folkestone and Hythe, 9.7 (11), 3.5 (4)
Tunbridge Wells, 7.6 (9), 5.9 (7)
Gravesham, 7.5 (8), 11.2 (12)
Ashford, 6.2 (8), 9.2 (12)
Tonbridge and Malling, 3.8 (5), 15.9 (21)