Coronavirus cases in Kent

Last updated: 2 December 2020

Every day we will publish the latest case numbers for all Kent districts. About the data.

Case data for: 21 November to 27 November 2020


Following the easing of national restrictions on 2 December, all of Kent and Medway will enter Tier 3 (very high) restrictions.

The figures we're reporting now begin to show the effect of the national restrictions and those high figures from before lockdown are now starting to level off. We are encouraged that the majority of people are doing the right thing by minimising their social interactions at home and carefully following social distancing guidelines when they are out, but it’s really important that we protect the most at risk people among our older residents and this needs to happen now if we want to see restrictions eased further.

The government’s decisions on tiers have been made by ministers based on recommendations by government scientists and medics, taking into account:

  • infection rates in all age groups and in particular among the over 60s
  • how quickly case rates are rising or falling
  • the number of cases per 100,000 in the general population
  • pressure on the NHS – including current and projected NHS capacity (admissions, bed occupancy and staff absences)
  • local factors and exceptional circumstances such as a local but contained outbreak.

Please follow the rules that apply to Tier 3 and help the whole of Kent move out of these very high restrictions as soon as possible.


Cases by district





Folkestone and Hythe






Tonbridge and Malling

Tunbridge Wells


For information about coronavirus in Medway, visit the coronavirus pages of Medway Council website.

About the data

Our data shows the number of COVID-19 cases in the 7 day period stated at the top of the page. This provides a better indication of local trends than individual daily figures, which can fluctuate considerably from day to day. Figures are given as a rate per 100,000 people to make comparisons between different areas more meaningful.

The smaller number below the main figure shows the change compared to the previous 7 days (for example 13 to 19 November would be compared to 6 to 12 November).

To provide a more complete picture of what the data tells us, we use a full week’s data. COVID-19 test results typically take a few days to show up in the data we use and so this can make figures for the most recent days appear lower than they really are. For this reason, we do not include data for the most recent 4 days.

Rates may differ slightly from those published by Public Health England as these are produced as a snapshot in time, and do not include cases that were confirmed later on. Other sources may publish figures for different time periods and so they may not match ours.

More detailed Kent data is available on the COVID-19 page on the Kent Public Health Observatory website.

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