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, 27 November to 5 December 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,2.01,1.87,2.15,"1,095,100","1,022,000","1,173,500",1 in 50,1 in 55,1 in 45
Wales,1.84,1.40,2.35,"55,900","42,400","71,500",1 in 55,1 in 70,1 in 45
"Northern
Ireland",2.11,1.50,2.81,"38,700","27,500","51,600",1 in 45,1 in 65,1 in 35
Scotland,1.91,1.54,2.31,"100,700","81,300","121,800",1 in 50,1 in 65,1 in 45
Source: ,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 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."
3,"The reference week is 29 November to 5 December 2022 for England, Wales and Scotland and 27 November to 3 December for Northern Ireland. "