There were only 3 893 cases recorded in the last 24 hours after the record high of 7 113 in the previous period.
BBC Scotland have been keen to remind us:
This number is thought to be an underestimate because of a data backlog in the system in the testing laboratories.
The Scottish Government site notes:
* Please note that we continue to see a larger proportion of specimens reported that were processed more than 48 hours ago.
Could that mean that the 7 113 cases on the previous day and the 6 835 on the 27th also have within them a number of cases delayed for 48 hours?
Might the trend actually be high but flattening?