Table 1: Estimated percentage of the population testing positive for COVID-19 by UK country
"Official estimates of the percentage of the population testing positive for COVID-19 on nose and throat swabs, UK, 1 May to 7 May 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,2.21,2.09,2.33,"1,204,100","1,142,200","1,269,800",1 in 45,1 in 50,1 in 45
Wales,2.91,2.40,3.46,"88,300","72,800","105,300",1 in 35,1 in 40,1 in 30
"Northern
Ireland",1.84,1.34,2.39,"33,800","24,600","43,900",1 in 55,1 in 75,1 in 40
Scotland,3.01,2.57,3.45,"158,200","135,400","181,800",1 in 35,1 in 40,1 in 30
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, which 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."