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Kent infection rate tumbles to lowest level in weeks

17 January 2021
Kent infection rate tumbles to lowest level in weeks

The coronavirus infection rate in Kent has fallen to its lowest level for almost a month amid the national lockdown.

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The Kent district where more than half could have had Covid

17 January 2021
The Kent district where more than half could have had Covid

Scientists estimate that as many as 56% of people in one Kent district could have already contracted coronavirus.

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‘He went to bed with Covid and never woke up’

11 January 2021
‘He went to bed with Covid and never woke up’

A woman whose beloved dad died with Covid-19 just weeks after she gave birth to her first daughter is pleading with people to follow lockdown rules.

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Kent Covid cases hit record level after Christmas break

04 January 2021
Kent Covid cases hit record level after Christmas break

Infection rates in Kent look set to reach a pandemic high after new case numbers hit record levels four days after Christmas.

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'He set off on a bike ride and never came home'

27 December 2020
'He set off on a bike ride and never came home'

The grieving parents of a 16-year-old boy who took his own life two weeks ago say his death came 'like a bolt from the blue'.

Rise of Covid-19 in Kent slows as millionth test recorded

26 December 2020
Rise of Covid-19 in Kent slows as millionth test recorded

A worrying rise in Covid-19 cases across Kent has started to slow at the same time as the one millionth test being recorded in the county.

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Manston now empty as lorry crisis nears end

26 December 2020
Manston now empty as lorry crisis nears end

Lorries have been cleared from Manston, with 1,600 others remaining in Operation Brock, following monumental efforts to get drivers home.

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New drug could offer 'instant immunity' against Covid-19

26 December 2020
New drug could offer 'instant immunity' against Covid-19

An antibody therapy which could offer instant protection against coronavirus is being trialled by British scientists, it has been reported.

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'I thought I was going blind - but I'd suffered a stroke'

17 December 2020
'I thought I was going blind - but I'd suffered a stroke'

A radio presenter has told how he feared he was going blind - only to discover he had suffered a life-threatening stroke.

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Kent Covid rate hits highest level as deaths rise 10-fold

05 December 2020
Kent Covid rate hits highest level as deaths rise 10-fold

Kent's infection rate has hit its highest level despite the national lockdown, denting hopes of the country dropping into Tier 2 before Christmas.

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'People will skip Kent border to go to pub'

26 November 2020
'People will skip Kent border to go to pub'

An MP believes people will jump Kent’s border to enjoy a pint or restaurant meal when the county is plunged into Tier 3.

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The Covid-19 hotspots in every district in Kent

22 November 2020
The Covid-19 hotspots in every district in Kent

Figures reveal the places with the highest infection rates in every area across the county ahead of a crucial government decision on new restrictions.

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Will Kent be in Tier 3 after lockdown?

22 November 2020
Will Kent be in Tier 3 after lockdown?

With Covid rates soaring across the county and more areas set to be placed in Tier 3, we look at where Kent could emerge after lockdown.

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Kent hospitals treating 10 times more Covid-19 patients

13 November 2020
Kent hospitals treating 10 times more Covid-19 patients

Hospitals in Kent are treating 10 times more Covid-19 patients than a month ago, with deaths in November already higher than for the whole of October.

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'Kent towns could be in separate tiers after lockdown'

06 November 2020
'Kent towns could be in separate tiers after lockdown'

Towns in different parts of Kent could come out of lockdown under separate Covid-19 restrictions, the county's public health director admits.

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'Relaxing rules for Christmas will have consequences'

24 October 2020
'Relaxing rules for Christmas will have consequences'

A leading scientist whose modelling sparked the first lockdown has warned of the consequences of easing Covid-19 measures over the festive period.

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Island outbreaks see Kent's infection rate rise

24 October 2020
Island outbreaks see Kent's infection rate rise

A huge rise in Covid-19 cases in a single borough has seen Kent's infection rate continue to rise - despite falls in six areas.

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Jobs at risk as Gap stores in Kent could close

24 October 2020
Jobs at risk as Gap stores in Kent could close

The future of every Gap store in Kent is in doubt after the retailer announced it could close all of its UK shops.

BBC South East presenter leaving after 25 years

24 October 2020
BBC South East presenter leaving after 25 years

A stalwart of local BBC news coverage in Kent is leaving his role after 25 years with the broadcaster.

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The three areas of Kent with a higher infection rate than Essex

16 October 2020
The three areas of Kent with a higher infection rate than Essex

As Essex prepares to enter a Tier 2 lockdown, new figures show some areas of Kent have a higher infection rate than our county neighbours.

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