The latest data we have from the Government and Public Health England is dated 29 January. COVID-19 rates are falling in all districts of Kent and Medway. The R value for Kent and Medway overall is below 1 and rates are expected to continue to fall.
Most new cases are in adults of working age, and the number of new cases is falling in all age groups, including those over 65 years
The case rate in the Sevenoaks District to 29 January was 207.9 per 100,000, down from 329.6 on January 24. The current case rate in Sevenoaks District now lower than the England rate, which is currently 267.7 per 100,000.
There are currently 251 active cases in the District, falling from 546 recorded five days previously. These are associated with clusters in residential dwellings and care settings.
Although the decrease in rates of infection is welcome news, it still remains incredibly important that we follow the guidance and make use of symptom free testing at this critical period.
View the latest national COVID-19 data.