Coronavirus (COVID-19): ONS Infection Survey – headline results – 31 December 2021

Results from the ONS COVID-19 infection survey from 31 December 2021.

On 31 December 2021, ONS published a short headline release on the latest estimates of the COVID-19 Infection Survey. This release accompanies a limited dataset which includes estimates of positivity by country and variant analysis by country.

This latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK Statistical bulletin can be found on the ONS website. The main points for Scotland are as follows:

  • In Scotland, in the week 17 to 23 December 2021, the percentage of people testing positive continued to increase to 2.57% (95% credible interval: 2.23% to 2.94%); we estimate that 135,400 people in Scotland had COVID-19 (95% credible interval: 117,400 to 154,800), equating to around 1 in 40 people.
  • COVID-19 infections compatible with the Omicron variant continued to increase rapidly in Scotland and Omicron is now the most common variant in Scotland.

The next regular statistical bulletin on the COVID-19 Infection Survey will be published on the Scottish Government website on 7 January 2022.


Scottish Government COVID-19 Infection Survey Team:

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