That headline is not strictly inaccurate though it could be more informative. Adding the word ‘total’ would make it more accurate and perhaps remind you that, as it stands, it would be accurate if there had been only 1 new case.
There were 8 more cases the day before and 1 more in the day before that so, really, BBC Scotland, there was a fall not a rise. Do you have a cheery pic of John Swinney?
As infection levels climb ‘through the roof’ in North-West England, BBC Scotland fails to inform us with any context and prefers as always to personalise the pandemic.
How many times have you see the First Minister or the Health Secretary looking glum under a ‘well-chosen’ headline?
Cases rise, eh? See this graph:
Is that a wee plateau I see there? Might the Scottish Government’s restrictions be working? Would a comparison with other countries be useful? That way we’d know if it was just SNP ‘spin.’
Over the six months of the pandemic, the infection level is 30% to 40% higher everywhere in GB and Ireland than in Scotland.
Yesterday, the infection rate in England was three times higher per head of population than in than in Scotland. The death rate variation needs no comment.
Back to the tragedy in the North of England:
Yorkshire has roughly the same population as Scotland yet it had 5 times as many new cases yesterday.
North-west England has less than twice (8m vs 5m) the population yet it had nearly 9 times as many new cases yesterday.
You have to feel for them, betrayed.