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, 4 June to 11 June 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,2.07,1.96,2.19,"1,131, 000","1,066,000","1,196,100",1 in 50,1 in 50,1 in 45
Wales,2.13,1.63,2.74,"64,800","49,400","83,400",1 in 45,1 in 60,1 in 35
"Northern
Ireland",2.34,1.78,2.96,"42,900","32,600","54,300",1 in 45,1 in 55,1 in 35
Scotland,3.36,2.90,3.84,"176,900","152,900","202,200",1 in 30,1 in 35,1 in 25
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."
3,"The reference week is 5 to 11 June 2022 and the reference day is Wednesday 8 June 2022 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The reference week is 4 to 10 June 2022 and the reference day is Tuesday 7 June 2022 for Scotland."