Swale currently has the highest COVID-19 infection rate in England.
According to the PA News Agency, 631.7 cases per lakh were reported in Kent Borough.
This is up from 425.8 cases per lakh reported in the last seven days.
Swellborough Council was due to convene an emergency meeting today to assess the situation.
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Council leader Roger Trulov said the rise in cases was a major cause for concern, saying “it is still frustrating that people do not cover their faces or keep their distance when needed.”
At the same time, the Ministry of Justice said that “precautionary measures” were being taken at Swellside, Stanford Hill and Elmli prisons, located on Shelley Island within the district, following numerous positive cases.
In the Kent district of Thane, the rate of corona virus cases rose from 460.8 per lakh to 515.1 in the seven days to November 18.
The local authority area, which includes the towns of Margate and Ramsgate, now has the fourth highest rate in England.
South Thanet MP Craig McKinley said he tried to get a logical explanation from health officials but “no answer.”
The Conservative MP said: “As a country, we are particularly good at collecting information and statistics, but I am disappointed in this.
“There is no publication to indicate the age of the infected or the risk of infection – is it the care homes, hospitals, schools, shops, places of worship or home setting because the rules and guidelines are not strictly followed? Or none of these?
“I do not believe East Kent residents are different in their approach elsewhere. There must be a basic reason. ”
While Hull has the second-highest Covid-19 rate in England, the figure fell to 615.1 in the seven days from November 18 from 785.3 per lakh.
Meanwhile, this is the third highest rate of corona virus cases off the coast of East Lindsay in Lincolnshire. During the same period, it declined to 515.8 from 517.9.
The latest figures show that only two of the nine regions in England have the highest number of weekly weekly highs = London and the South East.
In all cases, the PA calculated data for the week ending November 18 using data published by Public Health England.
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