Original article from Kent Live
The government will announce whether the June 21 ‘freedom day’ can continue as planned tomorrow (June 14)
Rising infection rates amid the spread of the Delta coronavirus variant has raised speculation that the easing will be delayed.
New data from a symptom study has estimated that 1,738 people in Kent currently have symptomatic COVID.
The ZOE symptom app uses scientific data provided by King’s College London and is the world’s largest ongoing study of COVID-19.
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The app estimates that Maidstone currently has the most active cases in Kent, followed closely by Medway.
According to data, 326 people in the district have symptomatic coronavirus at a rate of 1,933 per million.
Tonbridge and Malling is estimated to have the highest rate per million currently standing at 2068 with 268 active cases.
At the other end of the spectrum, Folkestone and Hythe currently have the lowest estimated number of active cases – just 46.
Dartford has the second-lowest number of active cases – 66 at a rate of 609 per million.
Elsewhere, Canterbury is estimated to have just 80 active cases – despite the increased COVID testing.
You can see the full breakdown of the data in Kent below:
The current picture in Kent
Maidstone: 326 active cases (1,933 per million)
Medway: 269 active cases (976 per million)
Tonbridge and Malling: 268 active cases (2,068 per million)
Thanet: 172 active cases (1,228 per million)
Gravesham: 124 active cases (1,174 per million)
Dover: 86 active cases (747 per million)
Swale: 85 active cases (579 per million)
Canterbury: 80 active cases (491 per million)
Ashford: 76 active cases (592 per million)
Sevenoaks: 74 active cases (625 per million)
Tunbridge Wells: 66 active cases (562 per million)
Dartford: 66 active cases (609 per million)
Folkestone and Hythe: 46 active cases (415 per million)
Kent: 1,738 cases