Table 1: Estimated percentage of the population testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) by UK country
"Official estimates of the percentage of the population testing positive for COVID-19 on nose and throat swabs, UK, 22 to 28 February 2023"
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,2.38,2.27,2.49,"1,333,400","1,270,700","1,396,600",1 in 40,1 in 45,1 in 40
Wales,2.14,1.75,2.56,"66,200","54,100","79,100",1 in 45,1 in 55,1 in 40
"Northern
Ireland",1.35,0.93,1.84,"24,700","17,100","33,700",1 in 75,1 in 110,1 in 55
Scotland,2.44,2.07,2.83,"128,400","109,000","149,000",1 in 40,1 in 50,1 in 35
Source: ,Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey from the Office for National Statistics
Notes
1,"The ratios presented are rounded to the nearest 100 if over 1,000, to the nearest 10 if under 1,000, to the nearest 5 if under 100 and to the nearest 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."