The Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council has called for a pop-up Covid-19 test centre to be established in Inishowen.
Cllr Rena Donaghey said a walk-in facility could give a clearer picture of the spread of the virus locally.
The Inishowen peninsula has become one of the worst-affected areas for Covid-19 this month, with South Inishowen/Buncrana’s incidence rate now three times the national average.
The HSE established five COVID-19 test walk-in centres in Dublin and Tullamore last week to test non-symptomatic locals.
Cllr Donaghey said a similar centre should be placed in Inishowen to actively find people with the disease who are asymptomatic.
“This way, we would find a larger proportion of the real numbers with COVID-19,” Cllr Donaghey told this month’s county council meeting.
“I know this is a fluid situation and the statistics go up and down.
“Northern Ireland numbers have come down dramatically, it’s great to see it, and it’s the obvious effect of the vaccine.
“Until we have a higher number vaccinated we need to be incredibly cautious, we need to be sensible and we don’t need to increase the risk of interaction.
“We need to be sensible, so stay safe everyone,” Cllr Donaghey told elected members.