STV’s Jenness Mitchell might want to use a different photo for this kind of story unless it really does reflect the mood at STV when they got their hands on this big number headline.
This is classic tabloid statistics where if the number isn’t big enough to impress readers you just add up over a longer period until you get what you want.
As for context that might help the reader understand what is happening in the world they live in, there’s none. Here’s some:
The death rate, over the last 7 days is far lower in Scotland than in other parts of the UK:
The death rate increase is starting to flatten and crucially, for the STV headline, is now lower than it was at Christmas:
On Christmas Day the 7 day average death rate was 5.75 per million. Yesterday is was 5.26. Remember, that means 2-3 fewer people dying each day.