Kent currently has nine of the 12 worst affected areas in the entire country.
Despite already being high, the coronavirus infection rate in the majority of areas in the county continues to rise further still.
In the week leading up to December 8, Swale had an infection rate of 646.3 per 100,000.
This is slightly above Medway, which sits second nationally, with an infection rate of 604.9 per 100,000.
But even in districts where the infection rate has remained lower, there are still neighbourhoods, known as Middle Layer Super Output Areas, with worryingly high figures.
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Sheppey East in Swale currently has the highest infection rate in Kent, which stands at a staggering 1,571.2 per 100,000 people.
This means that one in 75 people in the area has the virus.
Rochester South East is the only other Kent neighbourhood with an infection rate above 1,000 – the latest data showing the Medway area has an infection rate of 1,047 per 100,000.
At the other end of the scale, the district of Sevenoaks has the lowest infection rate in the county.
Despite the low rates, Hartley and Hodsoll Street in Sevenoaks has an infection rate of 387.1 per 100,000, which is higher than the national average.
Elsewhere in Kent, the area of Herne Bay South & Greenhill, which has been at the centre of a couple of attacks on buses, has an infection rate 917 per 100,000 and the highest in the Canterbury district.
Kent is due to find out this week if it will remain in Tier 3 for Christmas.
The worst affected neighbourhood in every Kent district
Sheppey East: 1,571.2 per 100,000
There were 136 new cases in the Sheppey East area of Swale in the seven days prior to December 8. This up from 108 cases in the seven days previous.
Rochester South East: 1,047.6 per 100, 000
The rolling rate of infections has risen from 924.4 on December 1 to 1047.6 on December 8. There were 68 total cases in the same time period too.
Herne Bay South and Greenhill: 917.0 per 100,000
The neighbourhood on the Kent coast rose dramatically in the seven days from December 1 to December 8.
The infection leaped from 637.4 per 100,000 to 917.0 per 100,000 with a total of 82 cases recorded in the seven days prior to December 8.
Gravesend South and Coldharbour: 801.6 per 100,000.
Like Herne Bay above, the area of Gravesend South and Coldharbour saw an enormous increase in the infection rate over the last few days, more than doubling from 335.2 to 801.6 per 100,000.
There were also 55 new cases reported
Folkestone and Hythe
Hawkinge: 716.9 per 100,000
For the majority of the second wave of coronavirus infections, Folkestone and Hythe has managed to keep infections low but a recent surge in cases across the district have seen the area shoot in to the top 20 worst affected areas in the country.
The neighbourhood of Hawkinge has the highest infection rate of anywhere in Folkestone up from 348.8 per 100,000 to 716.9 per 100,000.
There were also 74 cases in the neighbourhood in the seven days prior to December 8.
Penenden Heath: 714 per 100,000.
Maidstone currently has the eighth worst infection rate of anywhere in England.
The worst hit neighbourhood in the district currently is Penenden Heath which saw the number of cases rise from 34 to 65.
The infection rate in the neighbourhood now stands at 714 per 100,000 people and is one of the highest in the county.
Dover East: 714 per 100,000
Infections rates have rocketed in Dover and the district now has the fifth worst infection rate in England.
The neighbourhood of Dover East has seen the infection rate rise from just over 100 at the beginning of November to over 700 at the beginning of December.
There are currently 58 cases in the neighbourhood.
Cranbrook, Sissinghurst and Frittenden: 638.1 per 100,000
Tunbridge Wells has the second lowest infection rate in Kent, standing at 206.4 per 100 but the neighbourhood of Cranbrook, Sissinhurst and Frittenden is almost three times higher than the district average.
The infection rate in the neighbourhood is standing at 638.1 per 100,00 and there were 49 cases in the seven days prior to December 8.
Margate Town: 633.5 per 100,000
Thanet is the only area in Kent where coronavirus infection rates are falling. Thanet was once the second worst affected area in the country but has since seen the infection rate fall.
The same can be said for the Margate Town neighbourhood which despite having an infection rate of 6335 per 100,000 is actually lower than 857 the week before.
Tonbridge & Malling
Aylesford, Wouldham & Blue Bell Hill: 615.7 per 100,000.
The neighbourhood is the worst affected in Tonbridge & Malling and has seen the infection rate steadily rise over the last four weeks from 144 at the beginning of November.
There are currently 65 cases in the neighbourhood.
Temple Hill and Marshes: 608 per 100,000
The infection rate in Temple Hill and Marshes has nearly doubled in the last seven days.
It has risen from 381.9 and now has the worst infection rate in Dartford
Charing, Pluckley & Challock: 552 per 100,000.
A number of areas in Ashford have now gone above 400 per 100,000 with the neighbours of Charing, Pluckley & Challock leading the way with an infection of 552.
This up from just 62 in the seven days prior to December 1, where there was just five cases recorded in the area.
Hartley and Hodsoll Street: 387.1 per 100,000.
The lowest of the high infection rates, but still more than three times the current national average which is at 173.5 per 100,000.
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