National Records of Scotland figures show a 62% reduction in care home deaths over last three weeks.
It comes as a 'possible cluster' of Covid-19 cases is being investigated in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.
The count, held every ten years, was supposed to begin in next March but has been pushed back until 2022.
Including confirmed and suspected coronavirus cases, the death toll in the country is now 4187.
Deaths among Scots from South Asian backgrounds twice as likely to involve coronavirus, NRS study finds.
National Records of Scotland figures show a tenth weekly reduction in Covid deaths in a row.
Deaths have dropped every week for two months, with 49 registered last week, bringing the death toll to 4119.
It is the seventh week in a row where deaths of confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases have fallen.
But figures from National Records of Scotland show weekly deaths fell to 89, their lowest level since March.
It marks the fourth consecutive weekly drop in coronavirus-related deaths in the country.
There have been more than 3600 confirmed or suspected coronavirus deaths in Scotland, weekly figures show.
Latest weekly figures show 45% of coronavirus deaths in Scotland occurred in care homes.
The weekly figures from National Records of Scotland show care homes account for 43% of coronavirus deaths.
We take a look at the statistics showing Covid-19's spread throughout the country.
There have still been no deaths linked to coronavirus in the Western Isles.