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Data shows decreasing COVID-19 cases in Kent

The number of COVID-19 cases have dropped significantly in Kent over the last week.

Kent currently has 45.8 weekly cases per 100,000 people. This is 15.2 down from the previous 7 days.

Currently, the average infection rates in the whole country is 81.3 cases per 100,000 people.

All areas in the county have significantly lower infection rates than the average rate in England. However some areas have noticeable higher infection rates than others.

Gravesham, Dover and Dartford have the highest cases of COVID-19 in the county with all weekly cases being higher than 61.3.

Canterbury currently has the lowest cases in the county with 22.4 weekly cases per 100,00.

Canterbury has the fewest covid cases in Kent

So far, 41% of adults living in the county have received one dose of the vaccine with 29,578 receiving both doses.

Figures show that all adults in Kent could potentially be vaccinated by mid-May at the current rate. 

It comes as schools in the area reopen today for all students for the first time this year. The prime minister has encouraged all students to get tested upon their return. 

Picture: East Kent University NHS Foundation Trust