The Office for National Statisics has released the latest results from its infection survey, which measures the prevalence of coronavirus infection in the UK. Normally the figures are out on a Friday, but tomorrow is a bank holiday.
Here are the central figures, which cover the week ending Saturday 27 March. They are all estimates, and the ONS report includes the credible interval figures (the range within which the true figure is likely to fall).
England: around one person in 370 testing positive – or 148,100 people.
The ONS says that is a decline in prevalence from the previous week, when the rate was one in 340.
Wales: around one person in 570 testing positive, or 5,300 people.
That looks like a decline from the previous week, when the rate was given as one in 450, but the ONS says the trend is “uncertain” because the credible intervals
Northern Ireland: around one person in 220 testing positive, or 8,200 people.
The ONS says there are “early signs of an increase” from the previous week, when the rate was given as one in 320 people.
Scotland: around one person in 320 testing positive, or 16,600 people.
The ONS says the rate has “likely decreased” from the previous week, when it was given as one in 240.
The ONS also says that, in England, the percentage of people testing positive increased in the east of England in the week ending 27 March, and decreased in the south-east and the south-west. In other regions it is not clear what the trend was, it says.