302 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed locally in Carlow and Kilkenny by NPHET.
Nationally, another 6,521 cases were reported with 10 more deaths.
Kilkenny had 179 new cases bringing the 14-day incidence rate for the county to 786 per 100,000.
The infection rate in Carlow has climbed even higher after 123 positive test results – the incidence rate is now 850 per 100,000.
The national figures has risen to 934 with six counties over 1,000 per 100,000.