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, 7 to 14 September 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,1.41,1.31,1.51,"766,500","714,800","822,400",1 in 70,1 in 75,1 in 65
Wales,1.31,0.98,1.71,"39,700","29,800","51,900",1 in 75,1 in 100,1 in 60
"Northern
Ireland",1.25,0.82,1.79,"22,900","15,000","32,800",1 in 80,1 in 120,1 in 55
Scotland,1.88,1.53,2.26,"98,800","80,300","119,100",1 in 55,1 in 65,1 in 45
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."