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: Latest COVID infection rates in Kent

The most recent data was released on June 18 and covers the period up to June 16 – during 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 districts in Kent recording significantly higher numbers.

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

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

Folkestone and Hythe and Thanet 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 the 13 local authority areas in each Kent.

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

Delta variant case in each district of Kent

Districts are ranked from highest to lowest number of Delta variant cases.

Medway: 175

Canterbury: 155

Dartford: 112

Seven oaks: 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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