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Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights 16 February 2022

Testing positive

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

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

Behaviour and the coronavirus

Behavioural characteristics and positive coronavirus (COVID-19) tests was another topic under the spotlight.

People who had any physical contact with those aged under 18 years were more likely to test positive for COVID-19 than people who had not.

This is one of several behavioural characteristics associated with testing positive identified for the fortnight ending 29 January 2022, while taking other demographics and characteristics into account.

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