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Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights 3 February 2022

Early estimates suggest coronavirus (COVID-19) infections have remained high in England and are rising in Wales and Northern Ireland. Trends in Scotland over the same period were uncertain. 

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 week to 29 January 2022 was:

  • England – 2,633,100 people (1 in 20)

  • Wales – 139,000 people (1 in 20)

  • Northern Ireland – 136,300 people (1 in 15)

  • Scotland – 185,100 people (1 in 30)

Between 6 December 2021 and 2 January 2022,

  • An estimated 2.1% of the UK population – or 1.3 million people – living in private households said they were living with long COVID.

  • Of those who said they had long COVID, 42%  – more than half a million people – said they had had it for at least a year. 

The seven-day average estimate of seated diners in the UK increased by 9 percentage points in the last week of January 2022, according to data from OpenTable.  

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