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A roundup of the latest data and trends about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from the ONS and other sources.

4 August 2021

Latest COVID-19 headlines9 out of 10 adults tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies4 August 2021

Across all four countries of the UK, 9 out of 10 adults would have tested positive for antibodies against SARS-Cov-2 in the week beginning 12 July 2021.

There is a clear pattern between vaccination and testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) antibodies. In England, an estimated 93.6% of the adult population tested positive for antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in the week beginning 12 July 2021, suggesting they had the infection in the past or have been vaccinated. In Wales, the estimated percentage was 93.2%, in Northern Ireland 90.7%, and in Scotland 92.5%. We provide 95% credible intervals in the main bulletin to indicate the uncertainty of each estimate.

The percentage of adults testing positive for COVID-19 antibodies and the percentage of adults who reported being vaccinated in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland continued to increaseModelled percentage of adults: who tested positive for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, who have received one or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, and who were fully vaccinated, UK countries, 7 December 2020 to 18 July 2021