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COVID cases in parts of Kent soar by almost 1,000 per cent

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Original article from Kent Live

Coronavirus cases have soared 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 5,914 infections in the week to Friday (July 16) an increase of 79.2 per cent on the previous week.

Read more: The 6 Kent areas scientists believe will not become 'COVID hotspots'

Herne Bay South & Greenhill in Canterbury was the area where infections spiked the most, with 32 cases documented. This means there were 29 more cases compared to the previous week.

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Infections therefore skyrocketed by 966.7 per cent and the case rate was 357.9 per 100,000 people.

Ramsgate Ellington in Thanet saw cases shoot up at the second-fastest rate, with infections rising by 800 per cent.

The case rate was 218.8 per 100,000 people.

Harrietsham, Hollingbourne & Lenham in Maidstone was also an area where infections were soaring, with 58 cases documented – up by 47 on the previous week.

This means infections spiked by 427.3 per cent and the infection rate was 632.8 per 100,000 people.

The district that saw coronavirus cases rise the most was Dartford, with 616 cases documented – up by 348 on the previous week.

This means infections went up by 129.9 per cent.

Within the district, Temple Hill & Marshes recorded the fastest rise of 253.1 per cent, taking its case rate to 880.8 per 100,000 people.

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

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.

Dartford – 129% rate 547.0

The Dartford Crossing

Temple Hill & Marshes – 253.1% (880.8)

Tree Estate – 172.7% (453.9)

Ebbsfleet & Greenhithe – 168.8% (660.6)

Tonbridge and Malling – 126.2% rate 510.0

East Malling is civil parish located in the borough of Tonbridge and Malling, it's home to 14,000 residents

Tonbridge South – 300% (556.1)

Hadlow & East Peckham – 169.2% (481.3)

Aylesford, Wouldham & Blue Bell Hill – 146.2% (579.5)

Ashford – 111.1% rate 336.1

Ashford town centre

Biddenden, Smarden & High Halden – 600% (238.9)

Washford & Stanhope – 333.3% (265.8)

Wye, Chilham & Kennington – 320% (500.2)

Swale – 106% rate 436.4

Supermarkets, shops and airlines are still encouraging customers to wear masks

Queenborough – 328.6% (475.8)

Minster North – 262.5% (454.0)

Sittingbourne Central & Milton Regis – 192.3% (424.1)

Folkestone and Hythe – 103.7% rate 387.6

The Old Lighthouse at the Dungeness headland

Lydd & Dungeness – 600% (422.3)

New Romney – 300% (162.6)

Dymchurch, St Mary's Bay & Brookland – 257.1% (348.4)

Sevenoaks – 92.2% rate 507.7

The streets of Sevenoaks were neat and tidy

West Kingsdown – 453.8% (1,204.8)

Kemsing & Otford – 192.9% (546.5)

Darenth Valley – 158.3% (443.9)

Medway – 84.7% rate 360.1

Rochester Castle on the banks of the River Medway

Settington – 666.7% (375.4)

Luton – 340.0% (295.0)

Rainham – South East 212.5% (393.5)

Dover – 68.9% rate 234.5

Dover Castle on the White Cliffs

Aylesham & Elvington – 416.7% (391.0)

Ash & Wingham – 187.5% (319.0)

Kearsney, River & Whitfield – 150% (410.4)

Maidstone – 61.8% rate 458.6

Maidstone High Street

Harrietsham, Hollingbourne & Lenham – 427.3% (632.8)

Staplehurst – 320% (336.6)

Loose Valley & Boughton Monchelsea – 275% (506.9)

Tunbridge Wells – 59.2% rate 335.2

Carriages was in The Great Hall in Tunbridge Wells

Cranbrook, Sissinghurst & Frittenden – 285.7% (351.6)

Ferndale & Hawkenbury – 211.8% (519.9)

Tunbridge Wells South – 157.1 (414.1)

Thanet – 56.2% rate 140.9

Thanet District Council have warned against heading to Margate's Main Sands

Ramsgate Ellington – 800% (218.8)

Broadstairs North – 550% (170.8)

Westgate – 216.7% (205.1)

Gravesham – 55.9% rate 430.2

Gravesham is Kent's new COVID hotspot

Gravesend South & Coldharbour – 176.5% (685.0)

Northfleet North – 172.7% (340.3)

Northfleet South – 166.7% (494.8)

Canterbury -2% rate 216.5

Canterbury has recorded an outbreak of the Delta variant

Herne Bay South & Greenhill – 966.7% (357.9)

Whitstable West – 200% (260.3)

Whitstable Central & Tankerton – 175% (277.1)

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