"Table 1: Official estimates of the percentage of the population testing positive for COVID-19, UK countries"
"Estimated percentage of the population testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) on nose and throat swabs, UK, 6 to 13 February 2022"
Country,"Estimated
average
% of the
population
testing
positive
for
COVID-19","95%
credible
interval",,"Estimated
average
number
of people
testing
positive
for
COVID-19","95%
credible
interval",,"Estimated
average
ratio
of the
population
testing
positive
for
COVID-19","95%
credible
interval",
,,Lower,Upper,,Lower,Upper,,Lower,Upper
England,4.49,4.34,4.64,"2,449,100","2,368,200","2,532,600",1 in 20,1 in 25,1 in 20
Wales,3.71,3.19,4.27,"112,600","96,900","129,900",1 in 25,1 in 30,1 in 25
"Northern
Ireland",7.99,7.05,8.98,"146,600","129,400","164,800",1 in 13,1 in 14,1 in 11
Scotland,4.17,3.69,4.64,"219,300","194,500","244,300",1 in 25,1 in 25,1 in 20
Source: ,Office for National Statistics - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey
Notes
1,"The ratios presented are rounded to the nearest 100 if over 1000, to the nearest 10 if under 1000, to the nearest 5 if under 100 and to 1 if under 20. This may result in credible intervals that appear to be similar to the estimated average ratio."
2,"These ratios do not represent a person's risk of becoming infected, since risk of infection depends on a number of factors including contact with others or vaccination status."
3,"The reference week for England, Wales and Northern Ireland is 6 to 12 February 2022. The reference week for Scotland is 7 to 13 February 2022."