Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights

Content originally from Office for National Statistics

New data show that children and those aged around 30 years were more likely to test positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) than people of other ages.

Data on the characteristics of people testing positive for COVID-19 in the fortnight up to 12 March also show that people from ethnic minority groups were less likely to test positive than those reporting White ethnicity.

people living in multigenerational households were less likely to test positive than people not living in multigenerational households 

  • people who were not working were less likely to test positive than those who were employed and working 
  • females were less likely to test positive than males

Read more in our coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights page.

The percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 continued to increase in England, Wales and Scotland, but decreased in Northern Ireland, in the latest week. The estimated percentage of the community population that had COVID-19 up to 19 March 2022 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland and to 20 March 2022 for Scotland, was:

  • 6.39% in England (1 in 16 people)