Coronavirus cases in Kent

Last updated: 14 January 2021

We'll publish the latest case numbers for all Kent districts on a regular basis. About the data.

Case data for: 31 December 2020 to 9 January 2021


National lockdown rules now apply in all areas of Kent and Medway

This means everyone must stay at home as much as possible and limit all contact with anyone outside of their household bubble.

The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 across Kent and Medway is rising and we urge everyone to follow the rules of national lockdown and help us contain the virus as much as possible across the county.

The government’s decisions on tiers are 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 for the national lockdown 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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