According to the latest figures, coronavirus infection rates are increasing in Folkestone, Hythe and Gravesham.

These are the only two districts where rates are increasing, with new infections plummeting across the rest of the county.

Cases have been steadily increasing in Folkestone and Hythe, which recorded 274 new cases of COVID in the seven days leading up to August 30.

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This equates to 241.8 cases per 100,000 population, up from the rate of 218.8 recorded the previous week.



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Rates have started to rise in Gravesham, which may soon replace Thanet as the most infected area in Kent.

His infection rate fell from 292.8 to 300.3, registering 321 new cases in one week.

While Thanet remains above the English average (302.7), this is one of the areas where rates are falling the fastest.

Canterbury, the least infected region in Kent, has the second lowest rate in England.

Its rate currently stands at 162.5, compared to 250.7.

A total of 3,706 new cases of COVID were recorded in Kent in the most recent week.

The latest Kent infection rates in full



Infection rates have fallen in the vast majority of parts of Kent
Infection rates have fallen in the vast majority of parts of Kent

It reads, from left to right: name of the local authority; nation or region of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days prior to August 30; number (in brackets) of new cases registered in the seven days prior to August 30; rate of new cases in the seven days to August 23; number (in parentheses) of new cases registered in the seven days prior to 23 August.

Areas marked in fat recorded an increase.

Thanet, 312.5, (442), 492.0, (696)

Gravesham, 300.3, (321), 292.8, (313)

Ashford, 255.7, (335), 279.4, (366)

Tonbridge and Malling, 247.4, (328), 275.3, (365)

Tunbridge Well, 243.0, (289), 350.6, (417)

Folkestone and Hythe, 241.8, (274), 218.8, (248)

Maidstone, 233.9, (405), 269.2, (466)

Dartford, 228.0, (260), 267.4, (305)

Dover, 215.2, (255), 235.4, (279)

Swale, 214.5, (324), 228.5, (345)

Sevenoaks, 166.4, (202), 267.7, (325)

Canterbury, 162.5, (271), 250.7, (418)

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