The last recorded death of a coronavirus patient in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust took place on March 14.
The latest statistics released by the health service also show that there are now no more patients in Maidstone or Tunbridge Wells hospitals requiring ventilation as part of their Covid-19 treatment, and as of April 6, only three coronavirus patients were being cared for at the two sites. .
Across the county, as of April 6, there were only three people needing ventilators to help breathe due to their illness.
The dramatic drop in the number of patients hospitalized for the virus is attributed to the latest lockdown and the continued success of the vaccination program.
In other Kent hospitals, the most recent deaths on record were on April 3 in East Kent, March 24 in Medway and March 19 in Dartford and Gravesham.
But with the latest lockdown making shopping and pub hitting easier again, people are urged not to take risks and could allow the virus to spread faster once again.
“To maintain this progress, we must respect the latest rules …”
Wilf Williams, strategic manager of the NHS coronavirus response in Kent and Medway, said: ‘There are now less than 50 patients being treated for coronavirus at Kent and Medway hospitals, a testament to our hardworking staff, immunization program and local community following lockdown restrictions.
“To maintain this progress, we must comply with the latest rules to ensure that we can continue to follow the government’s roadmap outside of the lockdown. Even after receiving your vaccine, it is still very important to wear a mask in public places, to keep a safe distance. others and stay in well-ventilated areas. “
Andrew Scott-Clark, Kent’s director of public health, warns against complacency despite positive trends in NHS data.
He said: “Everyone should take a symptom-free Covid-19 test twice a week to make sure people with the virus are identified and isolated.
“This is vital if we are to stop the spread of the virus as lockdown restrictions are relaxed. “
Data shows that in Maidstone Borough, there are now only about eight weekly cases per 100,000 population, with a similar number in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and Malling. Sevenoaks currently has around 15 cases per 100,000.
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