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, 18 to 24 October 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,2.92,2.78,3.07,"1,593,900","1,518,500","1,672,400",1 in 35,1 in 35,1 in 35
Wales,2.55,2.07,3.06,"77,500","62,800","93,100",1 in 40,1 in 50,1 in 35
"Northern
Ireland",3.34,2.63,4.14,"61,200","48,300","75,900",1 in 30,1 in 40,1 in 25
Scotland,2.69,2.26,3.15,"141,400","119,200","165,700",1 in 35,1 in 45,1 in 30
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."