Last month, Tunbridge Wells had the lowest infection rates in Kent, with Tonbridge & Malling second.
According to the latest figures released yesterday [June 10] from the Office for National Statistics, since the pandemic began a total of 259 people have tested positive in the borough for coronavirus – the infection that causes Covid-19.
This is an increase of 35 people since last week.
The figures mean there are 219.4 cases for every 100,000 people in Tunbridge Wells.
Tonbridge & Malling boasts the lowest infection rates in Kent, with 235 people having tested positive – or 180.1 cases for every 100,000 people.
Only 11 more people have tested positive for the virus in Tonbridge since last week.
But there have been no new recorded deaths from Covid-19 in either of the two boroughs. To date, 46 have died from the disease in Tunbridge Wells and 56 in Tonbridge & Malling.
Sevenoaks now has the second lowest coronavirus infection rates in Kent, with 249 positive tests – or 207 cases for every 100,000 people, overtaking Tunbridge Wells as the second safest district.
However, West Kent remains the safest area in the county.
Infection rates in Ashford remain the highest with 853 of the county’s 5,278 cases recorded in the borough.
On average, there are 336.5 cases for every 100,000 people in Kent and 279.6 in Medway.
Across the UK there have been 290,143 cases of coronavirus and 41,128 deaths where the deceased had tested positive for Covid-19.