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Kent COVID cases fall in most parts of the county

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Original article from Kent Live

Infection rates have fallen in eight of Kent's 13 districts, as the county's average infection rate slowly continues to fall.

COVID is spreading fastest in Folkestone, which saw a 17 per cent increase over the seven day period.

However, most parts of the county recorded a significant drop off in infection rates.

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Medway and Gravesham are the only areas above the national average, which currently stands at 277.4 per 100,000.

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Swale remains the least infected area, where the latest rate is 150.6, down by 13 per cent compared to the previous week.

Medway, previously Kent's COVID hotspot, has seen infections drop significantly over the seven day period and the region now has an infection rate of 283.2 per 100,000 people.

In the seven days to August 6, 4,188 new cases of COVID were recorded in total across Kent – down from 4,440 the previous week.

Kent's latest infection rates in full

From left to right: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to August 6; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to August 6; rate of new cases in the seven days to July 30; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to July 30.

Districts marked in bold have recorded an increase.

Gravesham – 309.5, (331), 269.3, (288)

Medway – 283.2, (789), 326.7, (910)

Dartford – 270.0, (304), 304.6, (343)

Maidstone – 246.2, (423), 224.6, (386)

Ashford – 223.0, (290), 205.3, (267)

Dover – 215.9, (255), 183.7, (217)

Tunbridge Wells – 215.6, (256), 256.1, (304)

Tonbridge and Malling – 203.6, (269), 247.4, (327)

Sevenoaks – 197.9, (239), 260.9, (315)

Folkestone and Hythe – 194.7, (220), 162.0, (183)

Thanet – 193.1, (274), 195.2, (277)

Canterbury – 188.6, (312), 230.4, (381)

Swale – 150.6, (226), 171.9, (258)

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