As of last night:

Scotland had 25 deaths from 894 cases giving a mortality rate of 2.8%, down from 3% the previous day.

The UK had 578 deaths from 11 658 cases giving a mortality rate of 4.8%, down from 5.3% the previous day.

Obviously, these falls derive from large increases in the number of cases but, equally, from the ability of the NHS to keep deaths down.

Things may well get worse in the weeks to come but these mortality rates, two months since the first recorded cases of infection in York, do not suggest a crisis on a scale anything like that in Italy or Spain as irresponsibly predicted by one medic close to the BBC.