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Latest Kent COVID infection rates as Thanet records one of biggest rises in England

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Coronavirus infection rates have surged in the large majority of Kent areas, according to the latest figures.

Rates have spiked again in Dartford, maintaining its position as the most infected area of Kent.

A total of 385 new COVID cases were recorded in the most recent week – the equivalent of 337.6 per 100,000 people.

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Thanet falls closely behind having recorded the fifth biggest week-on-week rise in England.

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In the seven days to August 15, its infection rate rose from 204.3 to 332.3.

Gravesham also has an infection rate higher than England’s average, which currently stands at 308.2.

Meanwhile Swale is among the least infected areas of the country, with 194.7.

Kent's latest infection rates in full

Swale has the lowest infection rate in Kent

From left to right: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to August 15; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to August 15; rate of new cases in the seven days to August 8; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to August 8.

Areas marked in bold have recorded an increase.

Dartford, 337.6, (385), 292.0, (333)

Thanet, 332.3, (470), 204.3, (289)

Gravesham, 310.6, (332), 328.4, (351)

Dover, 300.4, (356), 252.3, (299)

Medway, 272.3, (760), 280.5, (783)

Folkestone and Hythe, 270.9, (307), 207.4, (235)

Tunbridge Wells, 237.9, (283), 221.1, (263)

Tonbridge and Malling, 236.9, (314), 199.1, (264)

Canterbury, 235.1, (392), 207.5, (346)

Ashford, 225.9, (296), 229.0, (300)

Maidstone, 217.2, (376), 258.8, (448)

Sevenoaks, 205.1, (249), 202.7, (246)

Swale, 194.7, (294), 155.6, (235)

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