Coronavirus infection rates drop in Kent in latest data.

In the seven days leading up to Feb. 7, the county saw a decrease in both reported cases and infection rates across all of its 13 districts.

Of the 377 local areas in the UK, 12 saw a weekly rate increase and 365 saw a decrease.

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It comes as the Prime Minister announced his intention to end all domestic legal restrictions in England on February 24, a month earlier than planned.

It means that for the first time in almost two years, England will have no legal obligation to self-isolate if you test positive for Covid-19.

Maidstone has the highest infection rate in Kent. The region recorded 1,763 new cases and now has an infection rate of 1,018 per 100,000 people, up from 1,185.8 previously.



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Next are Tonbridge and Malling, who now have an infection rate of 964.8, down from 1,224.2, after 1,279 new cases were confirmed.

Sevenoaks has the third highest infection rate of 913.6 per 100,000 population, up from 1,149.2, after 1,109 new cases were reported.

By comparison, Dartford has the county’s lowest infection rate of 627.8, down from 812.8, after 716 new cases were reported.

Complete List of Kent COVID Infections

Below is Kent’s full list of COVID figures.

It reads, from left to right: name of the local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days preceding February 7; number (in parentheses) of new cases registered in the seven days preceding February 7; rate of new cases in the seven days preceding January 31; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to January 31.

Each region has noted a drop in both the infection rate and the number of cases.

Maidstone, 1018.3, (1763), 1185.8, (2053)

Tonbridge and Malling, 964.8, (1279), 1224.2, (1623)

Seven oaks, 913.6, (1109), 1149.2, (1395)

Tunbridge Well, 903.8, (1075), 1189.7, (1415)

Thanet, 894.3, (1265), 1150.9, (1628)

Ashford, 872.4, (1143), 1144.1, (1499)

Dover, 850.5, (1008), 1076.7, (1276)

Swale, 820.4, (1239), 1274.0, (1924)

Canterbury, 811.3, (1353), 1108.2, (1848)

Graveham, 809.2, (865), 1115.2, (1192)

Folkestone and Hythe, 803.0, (910), 1072.2, (1215)

Medway, 754.1, (2105), 1003.1, (2800)

Dartford, 627.8, (716), 812.8, (927)

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