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The number of Delta variant cases in Dover compared to every Kent area

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Original article from Kent Live

Dover has one of the lowest numbers of Delta variant cases in Kent, according to the latest Government data.

Public Health England has begun releasing data on the number of cases confirmed in each local authority of the variant first identified in India, known as the Delta variant.

The figures mean that it is possible to track how the coronavirus variant is spreading throughout Kent, and where it is most prevalent.

Read more: Latest COVID infection rates across Kent

The most recent data was released on June 18 and covers the period of time up to June 16 – in that time, 787 cases of the Delta variant were recorded in Kent.

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Dover has the fourth lowest number of cases (32), with most other Kent districts recording a significantly higher number.

The variant is most prevalent in Medway, where 175 cases have been recorded.

Canterbury, which has seen its overall infection rate fall, follows behind with 155.

Folkestone and Hythe and Thanet have recorded the lowest number of Delta variant cases, with just 17.

Below is the full breakdown of the number of Delta variant cases recorded so far in each Kent's 13 local authority areas.

Folkestone and Hythe and Thanet have the lowest number of cases of the Delta variant

Delta variant cases in each Kent district

The districts are ranked from most to least number of Delta variant cases.

Medway: 175

Canterbury: 155

Dartford: 112

Sevenoaks: 90

Maidstone: 65

Gravesham: 44

Tonbridge and Malling: 41

Ashford: 39

Swale: 33

Dover: 32

Tunbridge Wells: 32

Folkestone and Hythe: 17

Thanet: 17

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