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, 17 to 23 August 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,1.64,1.54,1.75,"893,300","837,700","952,700",1 in 60,1 in 65,1 in 55
Wales,1.56,1.19,1.98,"47,300","36,200","60,300",1 in 65,1 in 85,1 in 50
Northern Ireland,1.95,1.39,2.63,"35,800","25,500","48,200",1 in 50,1 in 70,1 in 40
Scotland,1.82,1.46,2.23,"96,000","77,000","117,400",1 in 55,1 in 70,1 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."