ClamAV number of viruses decreases after ‘freshclam’, is it normal ?

Lately, I've noticed that the number of viruses indicated by clamscan decreases after a freshclam, is that normal ?

----------- SCAN SUMMARY ----------- Known viruses: 8789367 Engine version: 0.102.4 Scanned directories: 0 Scanned files: 1 Infected files: 0 Data scanned: 0.00 MB Data read: 105.82 MB (ratio 0.00:1) Time: 21.273 sec (0 m 21 s) 

This was last week, and this week, scanning the same file, I got this :

----------- SCAN SUMMARY ----------- Known viruses: 8779647 Engine version: 0.102.4 Scanned directories: 0 Scanned files: 1 Infected files: 0 Data scanned: 0.00 MB Data read: 105.82 MB (ratio 0.00:1) Time: 19.383 sec (0 m 19 s) 

Anyone has an explanation ?

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