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, 11 June to 18 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,2.50,2.36,2.64,"1,360,600","1,285,600","1,438,200",1 in 40,"1 in
40","1 in
40"
Wales,2.25,1.75,2.83,"68,500","53,300","85,900",1 in 45,"1 in
55","1 in
35"
"Northern
Ireland",3.26,2.56,4.05,"59,900","46,900","74,400",1 in 30,"1 in
40","1 in
25"
Scotland,4.76,4.16,5.40,"250,700","218,900","284,400",1 in 20,"1 in
25","1 in
19"
Source: ,Office for National Statistics – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey
Notes
1,"The ratios presented are rounded to the nearest 100 if over 1000 to the nearest 10 if under 1000, 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 12 to 18 June 2022 and the reference day is Wednesday 15 June 2022 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The reference week is 11 to 17 June 2022 and the reference day is Tuesday 14 June 2022 for Scotland."