The Herald announces:
A further 24 coronavirus deaths have been confirmed in the last 24 hours in Scotland.
Daily figures released from the Scottish government revealed the deaths from the virus, pushing the death toll to 2,843 .
In the last day, 1101 people tested positive for the virus.
Of the new cases, 374 were in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 317 in Lanarkshire, 121 in Lothian and 84 in Ayrshire and Arran.
As of midnight last night, 1149 were in hospital, with 80 in intensive care.
The Herald never tires of telling us:
There’s little quality in the above.
What’s happening? Are things getting worse or improving? Should those figures encourage us to doubt the Scottish Government strategy or to take heart in its effectiveness and keep going in hope?
WHAT IS THE NEWS!?
You’d never know, but it’s good news. The 7 day average for new infections has fallen for the first time, and by 16% in the last week.
Hospital and ICU admissions have plateaued. They seem unlikely to be overwhelmed.
If you’re struggling, feel free to copy our stuff: