Content originally from Office for National Statistics
Estimates for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. This survey is being delivered in partnership with University of Oxford, University of Manchester, UK Health Security Agency and Wellcome Trust. This study is jointly led by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) working with the University of Oxford and Lighthouse laboratory to collect and test samples.
In England, the percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) increased in the week ending 5 March 2022; we estimate that 2,073,900 people in England had COVID-19 (95% credible interval 1,992,700 to 2,155,900), equating to 3.80% of the population or around 1 in 25 people.
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