COVID infection rates are rising in Kent, with more than 6,800 cases recorded in just one week.

The seven-day turnover rate has increased in all but one district, according to the latest government data.

However, with 77% of districts in England also experiencing a week-over-week rate increase, most parts of Kent remain below the national average.

Read more:Kent records more than 6,800 COVID cases in a week

Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells are the only districts above the English average, which currently stands at 482.9.

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However, in each district there are small areas with above average case rates.

In 59 districts of Kent, COVID is spreading faster than the average in England.

Edenbridge in Sevenoaks has the highest rate in Kent by some margin.

Edenbridge to Sevenoaks
Edenbridge to Sevenoaks

At 953.7, he has a rate that is almost double the English average.

It is followed by Hever, Leigh & Penshurst, also in Sevenoaks (795.4), and Southborough East & Longfield Road in Tunbridge Wells (840).

Southborough East & Longfield Road to Tunbridge Wells
Southborough East & Longfield Road to Tunbridge Wells

There are no neighborhoods in Folkestone and Hythe, Canterbury, Swale, Thanet and Dover with above average case rates.

With an infection rate of 98.1, Canterbury St Stephen’s in Canterbury is one of the least infected areas in the county.

Canterbury St Stephen's to Canterbury
Canterbury St Stephen’s to Canterbury

Neighborhoods with less than three cases are not included in the data.

Below is a full list of areas in Kent with above average rates for England – ranked from highest to lowest.

Complete list of neighborhoods in Kent above average

Number District District Infection rate
1 Sevenoaks Edenbridge 953.7
2 Sevenoaks Hever, Leigh and Penshurst 848.2
3 Tunbridge Well Southborough East and Longfield Road 840
4 Maidstone Bearsted & Downswood 799.4
5 Tunbridge Well Tunbridge Wells West 793
6 Tunbridge Well Southborough West 778.8
7 Tunbridge Well Langton Green, Speldhurst and Bidborough 762.1
8 Ashford Hamstreet and Oxney Island 735.8
9 Dartford Wilmington & Hawley 728.8
ten Tonbridge and Malling Borough Green, Wrotham and Shipbourne 726.7
11 Dartford Longfield, New Barn & Southfleet 718.4
12 Tonbridge and Malling Hildenborough 710.9
13 Tunbridge Well High Brooms & Sherwood 710.6
14 Sevenoaks Kemsing and Otford 705.6
15 Dartford Joydens wood 692
16 Tunbridge Well Tunbridge Wells South 691.6
17 Sevenoaks Swanley South and Crockenhill 661.7
18 Sevenoaks Darenth Valley 655.1
19 Maidstone Yalding and Farleigh 651.8
20 Tunbridge Well Ramslye and Rusthall 624.6
21 Maidstone Tovil 618.6
22 Sevenoaks West Sevenoaks and Chevening 618.3
23 Tonbridge and Malling Town of Tonbridge 614.5
24 Ashford Beaver and Singleton 601.3
25 Maidstone Maidstone West 597.5
26 Tunbridge Well Goudhurst, Horsmonden and Lamberhurst 596.2
27 Sevenoaks Hartley and Hodsoll Streets 595.8
28 Maidstone Barming 593.2
29 Tunbridge Well Ferndale and Hawkenbury 587.7
30 Dartford Swanscombe 578.1
31 Gravesham Westcourt 567.1
32 Maidstone Mote Park 562.9
33 Maidstone Allington 557.1
34 Maidstone Marden 556.4
35 Gravesham Istead Rise & Meopham 555.8
36 Sevenoaks Sevenoaks North 550.7
37 Ashford Park farm 546.6
38 Maidstone The heather of Penenden 540.2
39 Dartford Temple hill and swamp 534
40 Medway Hoo St Werburgh and High Halstow 529.3
41 Tonbridge and Malling Kings Hill and Wateringbury 529.3
42 Sevenoaks Swanley West 526
43 Gravesham Hill of windmills 525.2
44 Dartford Brent & Fleet Estate 524.3
45 Maidstone Staplehurst 519.7
46 Medway Lordswood 516.3
47 Dartford Bean, Darenth & Sutton at Hone 516.1
48 Ashford Bybrook, Orchard Park and Godinton 516
49 Sevenoaks Knockholt, Shoreham & Dunton Green 507.1
50 Tonbridge and Malling Tonbridge South and Haysden 505.5
51 Ashford Kennington and Little Burton Farm 504.8
52 Tonbridge and Malling Tonbridge Trench Timber 502.1
53 Gravesham Single well 499.8
54 Medway Cliffe 498.8
55 Medway Setting 495.7
56 Medway Rainham North East 493.1
57 Maidstone Green grove 491.5
58 Gravesham Northfleet South 490.7
59 Dartford Ebbsfleet & Greenhithe 487.1

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