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The infection rate in every Kent district as cases continue to fall

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Original article from Kent Live

Coronavirus infection rates are continuing to fall across Kent as we pass the early summer peak.

Cases have been falling for several days in a row, with the latest figures on the government's coronavirus dashboard showing that every Kent district has recorded fewer than they did in the previous week.

It follows the trend seen across the country as we come out of the peak of the current wave, but infection rates still remain relatively high.

Read more: The 60 Kent neighbourhoods with COVID infection rates above the national average

Five Kent districts still have a rate higher than England's national average of 322.5 per 100,000 people.

Tonbridge and Malling is the worst affected area in the country with an infection rate of 362.5, having recorded 479 new cases in the week to July 26.

It's still a significant decrease from the week before, when 756 new cases were seen in the week to July 19, giving the area an infection rate of 572.1.

Dartford, Medway, Maidstone and Gravesham all also recorded infection rates above the national average – of 358.8, 340.3, 334.1 and 323.5 respectively.

On the other end of the scale, Thanet is the least infected area.

With 230 new cases recorded in the week to July 26, the seaside district has an infection rate of 162.1 per 100,000.

While this is still a decrease, the rate has remained relatively low in Thanet, sitting at 181.8 the week before.

Dartford saw the biggest drop in its rate, which was 611.9 for the week to July 19 and is now 358.8 in the latest data.

It means the district has seen a decrease of 253.1 per 100,000 people in the space of seven days.

The infection rate for every Kent district

The list has been calculated using the GOV.UK coronavirus dashboard. All data is correct as of 10am August 1.

From left to right: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to July 26; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to July 26; rate of new cases in the seven days to July 19; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to July 19.

No areas in Kent have recorded an increase.

Tonbridge and Malling, 362.5 (479), 572.1 (756) – 209.6

Dartford, 358.8 (404), 611.9 (689) – 253.1

Medway, 340.3 (948), 442.6 (1,233) – 102.3

Maidstone, 334.1 (574), 532.5 (915) – 198.4

Gravesham, 323.5 (346), 449.8 (481) – 126.3

Sevenoaks, 313.9 (379), 556.5 (684) – 242.6

Swale, 271.2 (407), 476.4 (715)

Tunbridge Wells, 233.3 (277), 395.0 (469)

Folkestone and Hythe, 227.4 (257), 403.6 (456)

Ashford, 226.9 (295), 360.7 (469)

Canterbury, 211.0 (349), 243.7 (403)

Dover, 197.2 (233), 265.8 (314)

Thanet, 162.1 (230), 181.8 (258)

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