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Covid infections increased in England in over two weeks according to ONS data

The percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) increased in England in the two weeks up to 5 February 2022, but the trend was uncertain in the most recent week.

Trends were mixed in other UK nations, with the infection rate rising in Scotland and Northern Ireland in the week ending 5 February but falling in Wales.

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:

England – 2,824,700 people (1 in 19)
Wales – 121,200 people (1 in 25)
Northern Ireland – 145,600 people (1 in 13)
Scotland – 211,300 people (1 in 25)
The percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 remained high in England, decreased in Wales, and increased in Northern Ireland and Scotland in the most recent week

Estimated percentage of the population testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) on nose and throat swabs, UK, 13 February 2021 to 5 February 2022

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