Coronavirus cases have nearly doubled in Kent, new data has revealed.

An interactive map on the government website showed areas of the county where infection rates are increasing the fastest.

Kent recorded 2,290 cases of Covid-19 in the week leading up to Friday, July 2, an increase of 99.5% over the previous week.

Swale was the area where infections increased the most, with 155 documented cases, 110 more than the week before.

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That means cases have skyrocketed 244.4 percent.

Within the district, Minster South recorded the fastest increase of 500%, bringing its case rate to 111.1 per 100,000 population.



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Saw Faversham East cases rise to second place, with infections increasing by 500%.

Its case rate was 104.8 per 100,000 people.

Tunbridge Wells was also an area where infections soared, with 223 documented cases – up from 134 from the previous week.

This means that infections have skyrocketed 150.6%.

Within the neighborhood, Southborough West recorded the fastest increase of 620 percent, bringing its case rate to 436.1 per 100,000 people.

Infections in Tunbridge Wells West climbed at the second-highest rate, with the area seeing a 500 percent increase.

Its case rate was 151.8 per 100,000 people.

Here are the local areas with the fastest growing infection rates in each district in Kent.

The percentage change shows the increase in the number of cases for the week ending July 2, compared to the previous week through June 25.

The current case rate for each ward is also included in parentheses, calculated by dividing the seven-day total by the region’s population and multiplying by 100,000.

Swale – rate of 244.4% 103.3

South Minster – 500% (111.1)

Faversham East – 500% (104.8)

Teynham & Badlesmere – 450.0 (123.1)

Tunbridge Well – Rate of 150.6% 187.8

Southborough West – 620% (436.1)

Tunbridge Wells West – 500% (151.8)

Southborough East & Longfield Road – 375% (222.7)

Sevenoaks – 119.4% rate 168.9

Swanley West – 700% (165.4)

Kemsing and Otford – 650% (199.9)

Swanley South and Crockenhill – 280% (288.9)

Bromley – rate 119.3% 136.6

Keston – 550% (186.8)

West Wickham – 425% (171.9)

North Hayes – 400% (127.5)

Canterbury – 118.9% 272.7

Herne Bay Gorge – 450% (136.4)

Herne & Broomfield – 400% (155.1)

Whitstable West – 300% (115.7)

Gravesham – rate of 110.9% 181.4

Westcourt – 433.3% (440.2)

Milton and chalk – 340% (188.2)

Riverview Park – 233.3% (286.3)

Dover105.7% rate 92.3

Sandwich & Eastry – 333.3% (141.4)

Eythorne & Shepherdswell – 300% (117.9)

Kearsney, River and Whitfield – 250% (143.6)

Folkestone and Hythe – 104.5% rate 79.6

Lympne & Palmarsh – 200% (128.1)

Cheriton and Horn Street – 200% (61.6)

Folkestone Morehall & Sandgate – 166.7% (121.8)

Ashford – 100% rate 95.4

Tenterden & Rolvenden – 433.3% (192)

Biddenden, Smarden & High Halden – 350% (153.6)

Castor and Singleton – 350% (94.4)

Dartford – 80.7% rate 141.2

Stone and ties – 466% (225.9)

Longfield, New Barn and Southfleet – 433.3% (242.8)

Brent & Fleet Estate – 333.3% (152.9)

Medway – rate 79.4% 106.3

Parkwood East – 450% (181.8)

Parkwood West – 333.% (178.4)

Twydall – 350% (101.6)

Tonbridge and Malling – rate 56.9% 146.0

Snodland – 366.7% (117.9)

Tonbridge Higham Wood – 200% (153.3)

Kings Hill and Wateringbury – 80% (210.5)

Maidstone – rate 55.2% 181.6

Loose Valley and Boughton Monchelsea – 275% (169)

Allington – 240% (182.7)

Marden – 228.6% (313.0)

Thanet – rate 46.2% 53.6

Westbrook and Garlinge – 500% (152.7)

Nethercourt, Pegwell and Cliffsend – 200% (79)

Dane Valley and Northdown Hill – 200% (74.1)



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