Kent Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases confirmed in Kent

Public Health England has confirmed further coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Kent, bringing the total to 253 in Kent and 57 in Medway (29 March).

Public Health England does not reveal any more than the minimum information that is necessary for public health protection purposes because individuals have a right to have their identity and personal information protected and kept confidential.

Kent County Council’s Director of Public Health, Andrew Scott-Clark said: “We continue to urge people to follow national Government guidance to prevent further spread of the illness and limit the numbers affected.

“Alongside Medway Council and health partners, we are working to ensure the health and social care system is prepared to respond to all eventualities and that people receive the essential care and support services they need.”

At Kent County Council, we are engaging with residents, our own staff and provider services to ensure they are aware of the latest national guidelines at www.phe.gov.uk/coronavirus 

The government and NHS guidance can be found at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Do not go to hospital or your doctor’s surgery.

We appreciate many residents will have questions regarding how this is affecting Kent County Council services and we will try and answer as many of those as possible, please read our your questions answered page.

Note to Editors:

PHE data may be subject to delays in case confirmation and reporting, as well as ongoing data cleaning.

Location is based on case residential postcode. When this is not available, NHS trust or reporting laboratory postcode is used. The data is therefore subject to change.

For more information on the PHE figures, go to https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/f94c3c90da5b4e9f9a0b19484dd4bb14

 

Kent Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases confirmed in Kent was last modified: March 30th, 2020 by Gemma Smith