Passing a milestone was, in the past, a useful reminder of how far you’d come and a kind of success. Now BBC Scotland is using the term more like a millstone, round our necks.
Either way, it tells you nothing useful that an adult might use to help them understand the situation they are currently in.
Here are some useful ‘road signs’:
The 7 day average of new cases has fallen every day now for 22 days, from 2 323 new cases on January 7th, to 1 141, less than half, in the last 24 hours. Not fast enough, but getting there.
The death rate seems to be levelling-off, at around 59 or 60 for the last 4 days. Hopefully, we will see reductions soon.
Hospital admissions seem to be falling, down from 2016 on the 27th to 1 958 in the last 24 hours. ICU numbers too have been falling since the 22nd, from 161 to 144 in the last 24 hours.
Just for a bit of context, which might help put ,things in perspective, infection and death rates remain among the lowest in the UK.