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The infection rate for every Dover neighbourhood as COVID cases almost treble

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Original article from Kent Live

COVID cases have risen again across Dover – this time at a rate of more than twice the previous week.

A total of 101 new positive test results emerged in the district in the seven days up to June 29, compared to only 35 the week before.

There are now four neighbourhoods with rates above 100 per 100,000 people.

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For most of them it's the first time they have been at that level for months.

It's also quadruple the figure that Kent's public health director previously said they would feel comfortable with as lockdown easing continued.

However the data that Government seems to be more encouraged by is from hospitals.

The latest local NHS figures show that both deaths and hospital admissions due to COVID remain very low.

A new intensive care unit for COVID patients opened at the William Harvey Hospital last year

Just one COVID death was recorded in the last four weeks by East Kent Hospitals Trust.

Just five people have been admitted to hospital in East Kent due to COVID over the last four weeks.

It compares to highs of over 200 during the peak of the second wave earlier this year.

It's a similar picture across the county too.

Infections more than doubled in most places including Canterbury, where cases soared largely due to a major outbreak at the University of Kent.

Yet deaths remained low across the area, as it was revealed Maidstone & Tunbridge Well Trust, a large organisation covering two major hospitals, hadn't recorded a COVID death for 108 days.

A breakdown of the latest infection rates in Dover is below.

It covers the seven days up to June 29.

Data is suppressed for Ash & Wingham for privacy reasons because there are fewer than three cases.

Area Infection rate New cases
Mill Hill, Upper Deal & Northbourne 148.3 14
Deal North & West 146.4 11
Kearsney, River & Whitfield 133.4 13
Elms Vale & Capel-le-Ferne 118.6 8
Sandwich & Eastry 97.9 9
Walmer 90.1 7
Eythorne & Shepherdswell 88.5 6
Kingsdown & St Margaret's-at-Cliffe 70.9 5
Buckland & St Radigunds 70.5 10
Deal East 60.5 4
Dover West 50.8 5
Aylesham & Elvigington 50.5 4
Dover East 36.9 3
Ash & Wingham Data suppressed Less than 3

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