COVID-19: Texarkana Area Update for Friday Afternoon, June 19
Another COVID-19 related death reported today in Bowie County bringing our county total to 15 during the pandemic.
Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 228 positive COVID-19 cases, with 100 recoveries and 15 related deaths. Cass County has a total of 35 with 31 recoveries and 2 deaths. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice reports 0 active/positive case at the Barry B. Telford Unit.
Miller County has 78 total cases, 17 active positive cases, 1594 negative results, 59 recovered, 2 deaths. (Updated 6/19/20)
Ages (Bowie County Cases)
Gender (Bowie County Cases)
|Total Positive Cases in Bowie County||228|
|Bowie County Patients Hospitalized locally||7|
|Bowie County Active Cases at Home/Quarantine||106|
|Bowie County Patients Recovered||100|
|COVID-19 Deaths in Bowie County||15|
|Total Positive Cases in Cass County||35|
|COVID-19 Deaths in Cass County||2|
|Cass County Patients Recovered||31|
The Business Survey to gauge Economic Impact is still ongoing. All businesses in Bowie County are invited to submit a survey, to report positive or negative impacts to their business. The survey can be accessed at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHFOIw9o16XOhE2_Ul4iKlW0K775q7zsWmjctRpovfhTWDzw/viewform?usp=sf_link
On Saturday, June 20th, 2020 a drive-thru testing site will be set up in New Boston at #1 Trailhead Park Plaza at the pavilion. The test will be offered at no-cost, but an appointment will be required for this site. Register on Friday by calling 512-883-2400 or visit https://txcovidtest.org
Another round of no-cost testing will be offered this week in Bowie County. Two sites will be offered: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 18-20th, a walk-in testing site will be set up at the Texarkana-Bowie Family Health Center from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. No appointment is needed.
Residents in Bowie and Cass County are urged to continue following Governor Abbott’s Executive Orders and following CDC guidelines for social distancing, handwashing, and sanitizing.