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Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights 19 January 2022

Infections survey data released today shows decreasing coronavirus infections in England, Wales and Scotland. The trend in Northern Ireland is uncertain.

In the week to 15 January 2022

  • early estimates suggest around 1 in 20 people in England would have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

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 – 2,984,200 people (1 in 20)

  • Wales – 112,100 people (1 in 25)

  • Northern Ireland – 104,300 people (1 in 20)

  • Scotland – 236,600 people (1 in 20)

Other analysis released today showed the risk of reinfection with COVID-19 in the Omicron-dominant period (20 December 2021 onwards) was 16 times higher than in the Delta-dominant period (between May and December 2021).

Meanwhile, the price of food has pushed up inflation, according to figures from the Consumer Price Index.

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