Fresh doubt has been cast on whether Donegal will be able to come out of Phase 3 Covid restrictions as planned on October 19th.
It comes as the latest recorded figures show that incidence rates in some parts of the county have continued to soar.
In recent days the Lifford-Stranorlar region has continued to shoot upwards with serious concerns now being expressed for the border region.
The rate of Covid has now almost doubled its figures from 336.1 to 602.6 per 100,000 for the Lifford area.
Other areas are still high including Letterkenny which had a rate of 198 per 100,000 last night.
Some areas including Milford on 72.6 cases per 100,000 remain behind other parts of Donegal but are still rising.
The Glenties area is getting higher with 142 cases per 100,000 people and Donegal Town with 64 cases per 100,000.