Four more Covid-19 deaths have been recorded in Tayside, with three of them in the Dundee City Council area.
The fourth was in Angus, with Perth & Kinross and Fife both recording no new deaths in the past 24 hours.
In total there are 1,216 new coronavirus cases north of the border, with 39 new deaths registered in Scotland.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned that Covid-19 cases “must go into decline and not just level off” as she revealed the R number in Scotland is “hovering around one”.
Ms Sturgeon said the reduction in the number, which measures the average number of people infected by each person with coronavirus, is “clearly progress on the last couple of weeks”.
But she stressed: “We have to continue to be careful and cautious,” as Scotland approaches its first review of the new five-level approach to coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday.
The current advice on not moving in or out of Level 3 areas is not put down in law and cannot be enforced.
However, this could change when rules are reviewed next week, with the country in a “very fragile” position.
And the first minister has now said she is “actively considering whether we give a legal underpinning” to the advice.
Meanwhile, Rishi Sunak has announced a five-month winter extension to the furlough scheme, ending days of confusion over whether support would be offered to Scottish workers in the event of a future lockdown.
After a week of pressure from the devolved governments and businesses, the Chancellor revised his initial furlough offer – which tied in with England’s month-long shutdown – and extended the scheme until the end of March.
Under the scheme, furloughed workers will continue to have 80% of their wages paid by the Treasury, and support for the self-employed will return to more generous levels, with grants of up to £7,500 on offer.