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COVID case rate in Canterbury soars above national average

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Original article from Kent Live

COVID infection rates continue to rise in all areas of Kent.

Canterbury’s infection rate remains above the national average, which currently stands at 160.2.

The district is where COVID is spreading fastest, having seen its rate triple to 184.4 in one week.

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The area recorded 305 new cases in the seven days to June 27.

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Cases have also surged in Tonbridge and Malling, Dover, Sevenoaks, Gravesham and Folkestone and Hythe – all of which have seen infection rates more than double.

Thanet now has the lowest rate in Kent, taking Swale’s position at the bottom of the rank.

Both areas are joined by Ashford among the 20 least infected areas of England.

Thanet now has the lowest infection rate in Kent

With plans to lift lockdown restrictions on July 19, Boris Johnson has pledged to reveal details of what the end of lockdown will look like in the coming days.

The Prime Minister said he has increasing confidence that he can go ahead with the final phase, however he acknowledged some “extra precautions” may be needed.

Kent's latest infection rates in full

Canterbury, 184.4, (305), 60.5, (100)

Maidstone, 127.5, (219), 77.4, (133)

Tonbridge and Malling, 116.5, (154), 51.5, (68)

Gravesham, 103.8, (111), 55.2, (59)

Sevenoaks, 100.2, (121), 53.0, (64)

Dartford, 95.9, (108), 65.7, (74)

Tunbridge Wells, 95.2, (113), 49.7, (59)

Medway, 73.6, (205), 44.5, (124)

Dover, 58.4, (69), 24.5, (29)

Folkestone and Hythe, 49.6, (56), 18.6, (21)

Ashford, 46.9, (61), 42.3, (55)

Swale, 40.6, (61), 23.3, (35)

Thanet, 36.6, (52), 24.7, (35)

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