Tunbridge Wells infection rate falls below 100

Tunbridge Wells infection rate falls below 100
Coronavirus Update

It is the first time since December when the rate per 100,000 – used to compare the level of infection in different areas of the country – has fallen below 100 in the borough.

From a peak of 583.7 cases per 100,000 on January 4, when the current lockdown was announced, just 106 cases were reported in the seven days to February 8, putting the current rate per 100,000 in Tunbridge Wells at 89.3.

Neighbouring Tonbridge has a rate per 100,000 of 79.5, and in Sevenoaks the rate is at 90.3.

Covid rates across Kent have plummeted since the latest lockdown was introduced, with previous hotspots such as Swale and Thanet both now seeing fewer than 200 infections a week, down from more than a thousand a week during the peak of the virus during the second wave.

The highest rates of infection in England is currently in Rutland, where the rate of infection per 100,000 is currently at 448.3.

Torridge in Devon has the lowest rate at just 16.1 cases per 100,000.

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