The majority of districts in Kent have seen an increase in COVID rates over the past seven-day period.

In the seven days to January 29, Tunbridge Wells recorded the fifth highest spike in cases across the UK.

Gravesham, Dover and Dartford are the only three parts of Kent that have seen their COVID rates drop over this seven-day period.

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The increase in cases comes eight days after the end of all COVID restrictions in the country.

In the seven days to January 29, Swale recorded 1,276 cases per 100,000 people – an increase from the 1,113.1 cases recorded per 100,000 in the previous seven days.

Tonbridge and Malling is the second most infected place in Kent and saw its infection rate rise to 1,255.9 cases per 100,000, from 1,060.6 cases per 100,000 in the seven days to January 22.

Tunbridge Wells recorded the fifth highest spike in cases across the UK and saw its rate climb to 1,246.9 cases per 100,000.

This represents a 31.5% increase from the 948.4 cases per 100,000 people reported in the previous seven days.

Maidstone, 1,212.4 cases per 100,000, came fourth on the list after a 15.8% rise in cases, while Sevenoaks completes the top five after recording 1,153.3 cases per 100,000 in the previous seven days. January 29.

Gravesham saw its COVID rate drop slightly to 1149.8 cases per 100,000, while Dover saw its case rate drop to 1082.6 cases per 100,000 from 1173.7 cases per 100,000 people in the previous seven days.

Dartford, which is the least infected area of ​​Kent, saw its COVID rate fall by 15.9% to 844.4 cases per 100,000 in the seven days to January 29, from 978.5 it had reported seven days before.

Full list of COVID infection rates in Kent



Swale is the most infected district in Kent

It reads, from left to right: name of the local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days preceding January 29; number (in parentheses) of new cases registered in the seven days preceding January 29; rate of new cases in the seven days preceding January 22; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to January 22.

The list was calculated by the PA news agency using data published on February 2 on the government’s coronavirus dashboard.

those in bold recorded an increase over the last seven-day period.

Swale, 1276.0, (1927), 1113.1, (1681)

Tonbridge and Malling, 1255.9, (1665), 1060.6, (1406)

Tunbridge Well, 1246.9, (1483), 948.4, (1128)

Maidstone, 1212.4, (2099), 1047.2, (1813)

Seven oaks, 1153.3, (1400), 1015.8, (1233)

Graveham, 1149.8, (1229), 1159.1, (1239)

Thanet, 1143.8, (1618), 935.3, (1323)

Ashford, 1142.6, (1497), 1047.9, (1373)

Canterbury, 1136.4, (1895), 939.7, (1567)

Folkestone and Hythe, 1089.0, (1234), 955.7, (1083)

Dover, 1082.6, (1283), 1173.7, (1391)

Medway, 1046.8, (2922), 983.7, (2746)

Dartford, 844.4, (963), 978.5, (1116)