Carlow currently ranks third on the COVID incidence rate per 100,000 people - according to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.
There have been 308 cases of the virus confirmed in the past fortnight in Carlow, whose 7-day-moving rate is also large, indicating that new cases are still high across the county.
Its 7-day incidence of 321.4 cases per 100,000 population ranks only behind Donegal (406.4) and Monaghan (462.6)
However, three other South-East counties rank among the bottom six in their incidence rate per 100,000 population.
Waterford (148.9), Tipperary (134.1) and Wexford (112.9) are all extremely low on the list, with only Wicklow (94.1) holding a lower 7-day case rate across the 26 counties than the Model.
It's as 1,181 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported this evening.
The five-day moving average has dropped to 1,401 - down almost 80 from four days ago.
309 Covid patients are in hospital - down 12 from yesterday - while the ICU figure is up two to 60.