"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, 20 to 26 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,7.56,7.36,7.75,"4,122,700","4,013,600","4,228,300",1 in 13,1 in 14,1 in 13
Wales,6.97,6.24,7.73,"212,000","189,800","234,800",1 in 14,1 in 16,1 in 13
"Northern
Ireland",6.70,5.77,7.68,"123,000","105,900","141,000",1 in 15,1 in 17,1 in 13
Scotland,8.57,7.89,9.27,"451,200","415,500","487,900",1 in 12,1 in 13,1 in 11
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. "