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Covid infections decreased in England and Wales last week

The percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) decreased in England and Wales in the week ending 12 February 2022.

Trends were uncertain in Northern Ireland and Scotland in the most recent week.

The estimated number of people living in private households (not in hospitals, care homes and/or other communal establishments) that had COVID-19 in the most recent week was:

  • 2,449,100 people (1 in 20) in England
  • 12,600 people (1 in 25) in Wales
  • 146,600 people (1 in 13) in Northern Ireland
  • 219,300 people (1 in 25) in Scotland

The COVID-19 infection rate decreased in England and Wales, while the trends were uncertain in Northern Ireland and Scotland

Estimated percentage of the population testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) on nose and throat swabs, UK, 20 February 2021 to 13 February 2022

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