"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, 27 February to 6 March 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,3.80,3.65,3.95,"2,073,900","1,992,700","2,155,900",1 in 25,1 in 25,1 in 25
Wales,3.22,2.73,3.77,"97,900","83,000","114,500",1 in 30,1 in 35,1 in 25
"Northern
Ireland",7.84,6.80,8.93,"143,800","124,700","163,900",1 in 13,1 in 15,1 in 11
Scotland,5.70,5.13,6.31,"299,900","270,200","332,300",1 in 18,1 in 19,1 in 16
Source: ,Office for National Statistics – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey
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 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 27 February to 5 March 2022. The reference week for Scotland is 28 February to 6 March 2022."