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The number of Delta variant cases in Dover compared to the rest of Kent

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Original article from Kent Live

Dover has some of the lowest levels of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in Kent.

Across the whole county there have been more than 3,600 cases of the Delta variant since records began.

According to weekly government data last updated on Friday (July 23), 3,601 cases of the highly transmissible variant have been recorded across Kent's 13 districts.

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However, just 131 of those cases have been found in Dover.

The data, released by Public Health England, tracks the number of variant cases across Kent including the Delta, Alpha, and Beta variants.

The most recent data was released on Friday (July 23) and covers the period of time up to July 21.

The data shows that Dover has had the second-least amount of Delta variant cases in Kent, ahead of only Thanet.

The district with the highest number of Delta cases – Medway – has had more than triple Dover's number of infections.

Across England there have been at least 286,765 cases of the Delta variant, and likely far more.

Of those, at least 3,601 have been recorded in one of Kent's districts.

Medway has had more confirmed Delta variant cases than anywhere else in the county.

The conurbation has seen 524 confirmed Delta cases since records began, almost 100 more than any other Kent district.

Canterbury has had the second-most with 469, while Maidstone comes in third with 452.

Thanet, the least-infected part of Kent and the second-least infected town in England, has unsurprisingly had the fewest number of Delta cases (116).

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

Delta variant cases in Dover and Kent

Ambulances lined up outside the Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham

Medway – 524

Canterbury – 459

Maidstone – 452

Dartford – 308

Sevenoaks – 300

Tonbridge & Malling – 296

Tunbridge Wells – 239

Swale – 234

Gravesham – 233

Ashford – 170

Folkestone & Hythe – 139

Dover – 131

Thanet – 116

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