Chart showing the estimated percentage of the population in England testing positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) on nose and throat swabs since 26 April 2020. The most recent modelled estimate shows the number of infections in England has increased in recent weeks
The percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 decreased in England, Wales and Scotland in the week ending 15 January 2022.

Official reported estimates of the rate of COVID-19 infections in private households in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Modelled estimates are used to calculate the official reported estimate. The model smooths the series to understand the trend and is revised each week to incorporate new test results.

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Estimates with 95% credible intervals

Source: Office for National Statistics – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey