Home Kent News The number of Delta variant cases in each Kent area

The number of Delta variant cases in each Kent area

3
0
Advertise here from £20*

Original article from Kent Live

The number of cases of the Delta variant has continued to rise throughout Kent.

The authority with the most cases of the Delta variant is Medway, with 246.

Both Thanet and Folkestone and Hythe have the least Delta variant cases in the county with 30.

READ MORE: First mass test events see no 'substantial outbreaks' of COVID

As of June 21, there have been 117 deaths in England of people who were confirmed as having the Delta variant.

Signing up to the KentLive newsletter means you'll get the latest news direct to your inbox twice a day.

It couldn't be simpler and it takes seconds – simply press here, enter your email address and follow the instructions. You can also enter your email address in the box below the picture on most desktop and mobile platforms.

You can also sign up to our website and comment on our stories by pressing here and signing in.

Dr Jenny Harries, chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency, said: "Through the success of our vaccination programme, data suggests we have begun to break the link between cases and hospitalisations. This is hugely encouraging news, but we cannot become complacent.

"Two doses of vaccine are far more effective against Covid-19 than a single dose, so please make sure that you come forward to get your second dose as soon as you are invited.

"Whilst vaccines provide excellent protection, they do not provide total protection, so it is still as important as ever that we continue to exercise caution.

"Protect yourself and the people around you by working from home where possible, and by practising 'hands, face, space, fresh air' at all times."

Below is a list of the number of Delta variant cases in each of the Kent local authorities.

The amount of Delta variant cases in Kent

Medway: 246
Dartford: 147
Maidstone: 140
Canterbury: 196
Sevenoaks: 114
Tonbridge and Malling: 86
Gravesham: 70
Ashford: 64
Tunbridge Wells: 57
Dover: 47
Swale: 45
Thanet: 30
Folkestone and Hythe: 30

Original Article