"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 COVID-19 on nose and throat swabs, UK, 17 April to 23 April 2022"
Country,"Estimated
average
% of the
popu-
lation
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
popu-
lation
testing
positive
for
COVID-19","95%
credible
interval",
,,Lower,Upper,,Lower,Upper,,Lower,Upper
England,4.42,4.27,4.58,"2,408,300","2,326,300","2,494,500",1 in 25,1 in 25,1 in 20
Wales,5.67,4.98,6.41,"172,300","151,300","194,700",1 in 18,1 in 20,1 in 16
"Northern
Ireland",4.07,3.30,5.00,"74,700","60,500","91,700",1 in 25,1 in 30,1 in 20
Scotland,4.14,3.68,4.63,"218,000","193,800","243,600",1 in 25,1 in 25,1 in 20
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."