No Covid-related deaths have been reported today, while there are 582 new cases.
Up to 13 of those new infections are local, with 9 confirmed in Carlow and fewer than 5 in Kilkenny.
The R number, which calculates the spread of the virus, has risen to between 0.8 and 1.1.
The 14-day incidence rate of the virus in Kilkenny is now the second-lowest in the country, at 42.3.
While in Carlow, the 14-day incidence rate is the seventh-highest in Ireland, at 149.3 per 100,000 population.