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The places in Kent where coronavirus is now spreading the fastest

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Coronavirus cases have nearly doubled in Kent, new data has revealed.

An interactive map on the Government's website has shown the areas in the county where infection rates are rising the quickest.

Kent recorded 2,290 Covid-19 cases in the week to Friday (July 2) – an increase of 99.5 per cent on the previous week.

Swale was the area where infections spiked the most, with 155 cases documented – up by 110 on the previous week.

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This means cases skyrocketed by 244.4 per cent.

Within the district, Minster South recorded the fastest rise of 500 per cent, taking its case rate to 111.1 per 100,000 people.

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Faversham East saw cases shoot up at the second-fastest rate, with infections rising by 500 per cent.

Its case rate was 104.8 per 100,000 people.

Tunbridge Wells was also an area where infections have been soaring, with 223 cases documented – up by 134 on the previous week.

This means infections skyrocketed by 150.6 per cent.

Within the district, Southborough West recorded the fastest rise of 620 per cent, taking its case rate to 436.1 per 100,000 people.

Infections in Tunbridge Wells West shot up at the second-highest rate, with the area seeing an increase of 500 per cent.

Its case rate was 151.8 per 100,000 people.

Here are the local areas where infection rates are rising fastest in each Kent district.

The percentage change shows the increase in cases for the week ending July 2, compared to the previous week to June 25.

Also included in brackets is the current case rate for each neighbourhood, calculating by dividing the seven-day total by the area population and multiplying by 100,000.

Swale – 244.4% rate 103.3

Minster South – 500% (111.1)

Faversham East – 500% (104.8)

Teynham & Badlesmere – 450.0 (123.1)

Tunbridge Wells – 150.6% rate 187.8

Southborough West – 620 % (436.1)

Tunbridge Wells West – 500% (151.8)

Southborough East & Longfield Road – 375% (222.7)

Sevenoaks – 119.4% rate 168.9

Swanley West – 700% (165.4)

Kemsing & Otford – 650% (199.9)

Swanley South & Crockenhill – 280% (288.9)

Bromley – 119.3% rate 136.6

Keston – 550% (186.8)

West Wickham – 425% (171.9)

Hayes North – 400% (127.5)

Canterbury – 118.9% 272.7

Herne Bay Parade – 450% (136.4)

Herne & Broomfield – 400% (155.1)

Whitstable West – 300% (115.7)

Gravesham – 110.9% rate 181.4

Westcourt – 433.3% (440.2)

Milton & Chalk – 340% (188.2)

Riverview Park – 233.3% (286.3)

Dover – 105.7% rate 92.3

Sandwich & Eastry – 333.3% (141.4)

Eythorne & Shepherdswell – 300% (117.9)

Kearsney, River & Whitfield – 250% (143.6)

Folkestone and Hythe – 104.5% rate 79.6

Lympne & Palmarsh – 200% (128.1)

Cheriton & Horn Street – 200% (61.6)

Folkestone Morehall & Sandgate – 166.7% (121.8)

Ashford – 100% rate 95.4

Tenterden & Rolvenden – 433.3% (192)

Biddenden, Smarden & High Halden – 350% (153.6)

Beaver & Singtleton – 350% (94.4)

Dartford – 80.7% rate 141.2

Stone & Crossways – 466% (225.9)

Longfield, New Barn & Southfleet – 433.3% (242.8)

Brent & Fleet Estate – 333.3% (152.9)

Medway – 79.4% rate 106.3

Parkwood East – 450% (181.8)

Parkwood West – 333.% (178.4)

Twydall – 350% (101.6)

Tonbridge and Malling – 56.9% rate 146.0

Snodland – 366.7% (117.9)

Tonbridge Higham Wood – 200% (153.3)

Kings Hill & Wateringbury – 80% (210.5)

Maidstone – 55.2% rate 181.6

Loose Valley & Boughton Monchelsea – 275% (169)

Allington – 240% (182.7)

Marden – 228.6% (313.0)

Thanet – 46.2% rate 53.6

Westbrook & Garlinge – 500% (152.7)

Nethercourt, Pegwell & Cliffsend – 200% (79)

Dane Valley & Northdown Hill – 200% (74.1)

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