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

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

The numbers mean it is possible to track how the variant of the coronavirus is spreading in Kent and where it is most prevalent.

Read more:COVID infection rates more than doubled in most parts of Kent

The most recent data was released on July 2 and covers the period up to June 30 – during that time, 1,662 cases of the Delta variant were recorded across the county.

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Dover has the fourth lowest number of cases (64), with most other districts in Kent recording significantly higher numbers.

The highly contagious variant is most prevalent in Medway, where 295 cases have been recorded.

Canterbury, which has seen its overall infection rate more than triple in one week, follows with 239.

Folkestone and Hythe recorded the fewest number of Delta variant cases, with 38.

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

1,662 cases of the Delta variant were recorded in Kent in one week
1,662 cases of the Delta variant were recorded in Kent in one week

Delta variant case in each district of Kent

Medway: 295

Canterbury: 239

Maidstone: 209

Dartford: 179

Sevenoaks: 154

Tonbridge and Malling: 119

Gravesham: 98

Tunbridge Wells: 81

Ashford: 80

Dover: 64

Swale: 63

Thanet: 43

Folkestone and Hythe: 38

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