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Kent COVID: Infection rates surging in Folkestone and Hythe and Swale

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Original article from Kent Live

Infection rates are rising in just two areas of Kent, according to the latest figures.

In Folkestone and Hythe, 263 new COVID cases were recorded in the seven days to August 28.

This is equivalent to 232.1 cases per 100,000 residents, up from the rate of 210.9 recorded in the previous week.

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Swale has also recorded a week-on-week rise in new cases, increasing from 339 cases to 348.

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It now has an infection rate of 230.4, up from 224.5 the previous week.

Thanet remains the worst affected area of Kent by a considerable margin, with an infection rate of 363.4.

It is also the only area above England’s average, which currently stands at 312.9.

However Thanet is showing the most improvement having recorded the largest drop in rates.

Canterbury has the lowest infection rate in Kent, with 174.5.

It joins Sevenoaks among the 10 least infected areas of England.

Kent's latest infection rates in full

Thanet remains the worst affected area of Kent

It reads, from left to right: name of local authority; nation or region of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to August 28; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to August 28; rate of new cases in the seven days to August 21; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to August 21.

Areas marked in bold recorded an increase.

Thanet, 363.4, (514), 474.3, (671)

Gravesham, 270.4, (289), 322.8, (345)

Ashford, 261.0, (342), 265.6, (348)

Tonbridge and Malling, 257.2, (341), 272.3, (361)

Tunbridge Wells, 256.4, (305), 337.1, (401)

Maidstone, 242.6, (420), 247.8, (429)

Dartford, 235.9, (269), 253.4, (289)

Folkestone and Hythe, 232.1, (263), 210.9, (239)

Swale, 230.4, (348), 224.5, (339)

Dover, 224.4, (266), 252.3, (299)

Medway, 212.8, (594), 229.3, (640)

Sevenoaks, 184.5, (224), 266.1, (323)

Canterbury, 174.5, (291), 258.5, (431)

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