COVID-19: Texarkana Area Update for Wednesday Afternoon, June 17
Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 214 positive COVID-19 cases, with 100 recoveries and 13 related deaths. Cass County has a total of 35 with 31 recoveries and 2 deaths. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice reports 1 active/positive case at the Barry B. Telford Unit.
Miller County has 77 total cases, 18 active positive cases, 1550 negative results, 57 recovered, 2 deaths. (Updated 6/17/20)
Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bowie County (as of 6/17/20)
Total Cases in Bowie County: 214
Ages (Bowie County Cases)
Gender (Bowie County Cases)
|Total Positive Cases in Bowie County||214|
|Bowie County Patients Hospitalized locally||8|
|Bowie County Active Cases at Home/Quarantine||93|
|Bowie County Patients Recovered||100|
|COVID-19 Deaths in Bowie County||13|
|Total Positive Cases in Cass County||35|
|COVID-19 Deaths in Cass County||2|
|Cass County Patients Recovered||31|
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.
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
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
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.