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FIGURES: Covid-19 cases rise in Maidstone - but below national average

Wednesday 11th November 2020

CORONAVIRUS continues to spread in Maidstone with 57 more positive tests in the week ending November 6 compared with the previous week.

There were 248 in total.

The rate per 100,000 figures for key Kent areas are:

     Swale                             284.5

     Thanet                           282.5

     Dartford                        210.5

     Gravesham                   180.5

     Medway                        177.3

     Maidstone                    144.3

     Tonbridge/Malling         138.5

     Ashford                         95.4

     Tunbridge Wells           80.9


The figure for England is 245.2.

Fifteen Covid-related deaths were reported in Kent hospitals during the seven days to November 6. 

The good news for Maidstone is that no Covid deaths have been reported for two months, according to public figures.