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, 7 May to 13 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,1.90,1.80,2.00,"1,037,400","981,800","1,091,700",1 in 55,1 in 55,1 in 50
Wales,2.66,2.16,3.22,"80,700","65,700","97,800",1 in 40,1 in 45,1 in 30
"Northern
Ireland",1.62,1.22,2.13,"29,800","22,400","39,000",1 in 60,1 in 80,1 in 45
Scotland,2.32,1.98,2.70,"122,200","104,400","142,300",1 in 45,1 in 50,1 in 35
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. "