The update from the UK Office of National Statistics on Covid stats was delayed due to the death of the late Queen Elizabeth. Results were published on Monday 12th of September.
The week ending 28 August 2022 for England, Wales and Scotland, and the week ending 26 August 2022 for Northern Ireland:
- The percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) continued to decrease in England and Wales, and the trend was uncertain in Northern Ireland and Scotland.
- In England, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 770,800 (95% credible interval: 706,900 to 838,000), equating to 1.41% of the population, or around 1 in 70 people.
- In Wales, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 31,500 (95% credible interval: 21,200 to 44,200), equating to 1.04% of the population, or around 1 in 95 people.
- In Northern Ireland, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 38,000 (95% credible interval: 27,100 to 50,900), equating to 2.07% of the population, or around 1 in 50 people.
- In Scotland, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 104,400 (95% credible interval: 81,800 to 129,600), equating to 1.98% of the population, or around 1 in 50 people.
Testing for traces of non-infective Covid-19 ribonucleic acid (RNA) in Scotland’s waste water systems continues to show high positivity rates.
All covid rules and restrictions have been lifted in Scotland, but the virus has not gone away.
We all need to keep playing our part to protect ourselves and others. You can do this by:
- getting your vaccine when offered to ensure you are fully protected
- staying at home if you’re unwell with symptoms or have a fever
- opening windows when socialising indoors
- wearing a face covering in indoor public places and on public transport
- washing your hands to protect yourself
Care for yourself and others to help slow down the spread of the virus and reduce pressure on our health services.