Texarkana-Area COVID-19 Numbers for October 8
As you look at the numbers below you will notice what looks like a spike in cases, that's a little misleading and here's why; We are taking the raw numbers as they are reported into the system and generating the charts below. Sometimes, you will notice that zero cases are reported for a few days then suddenly there will be a bunch on one day, those small spikes are caused by the reporters, not actual bunching up of cases. In other words, the reporting isn't done for a few days and then it's caught up. The trending lines give you a better picture of what is actually happening with cases rather than the raw numbers.
The Bowie County Regional Monoclonal Infusion Treatment Center received its allotment of Regeneron, yesterday, Thursday, October 7. The site has been open and providing infusions on a limited basis since September 23, 2021. With the receipt of its allocation, the center had 507 doses this morning for treatment of COVID-19 positive patients.
Physicians referring patients to the infusions center can make a referral in the online portal at www.stateoftexasinfusionhotline.com. The center is open 7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. There is no cost for the infusion, and no insurance is needed.
While the treatment is an outpatient process, patients must have a physician’s order to seek the antibody infusion, called Regeneron. Patients are a candidate for the treatment if they meet one or more of the following criteria:
- 65 years of age or older
- Obesity or being overweight
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Immunosuppressive Disease
- Receiving Immunosuppressive Treatment
- Cardiovascular disease or hypertension
- Chronic lung diseases
- Sickle Cell Disease
- Neurodevelopmental disorders or other conditions that confer medical complexity
- Having a medical related technological dependence
If you have received a positive COVID-19 result and think you may be a candidate for this treatment, please consult your physician.
The treatment is not authorized for patients who are hospitalized due to COVID-19, who require oxygen therapy due to COVID-19, or who require an increase in baseline oxygen flow rate due to COVID-19 in those on chronic oxygen therapy due to underlying non-COVID-19 related comorbidity.
The site is located at 401 Industrial Boulevard, Nash, TX.
Contact information for the RIC is as follows:
The State of Texas Infusion Call Center remains available to clients and providers for all questions and follow up regarding mobile infusions and scheduling. Please call 1-800-742-5990 for assistance.
New Cases: 12
Probable Cases: 22
Total All-Time Cases: 7448
Total Deaths: 302
Fully Vaccinated age 12 - 64: 36%
Fully Vaccinated age 65 and older: 61%
New Cases: 3
Probable Cases: 6
Total All-Time Cases: 2612
Total Deaths: 130
Fully Vaccinated age 12 - 64: 35%
County Fully Vaccinated age 65 and older: 56%
State of Texas
Age 12 and over % Fully Vaccinated: 62%
Age 65 and over % Fully Vaccinated: 80%
Active Cases: 94
Total All-Time Cases: 6268
Total Deaths: 48
Partially Vaccinated: 4.0%
Fully Vaccinated: 14.0%
Little River County
Active Cases: 40
Total All-Time Cases: 1965
Total Deaths: 49
Partially Vaccinated: 5.4%
Fully Vaccinated: 29.9%
State of Arkansas
Partially Vaccinated ages 12 and up: 11.3%
Fully Vaccinated ages 12 and up: 53.0%
Texarkana Vaccination Hub: Individuals may visit vaccinate.christushealth.org for updated information on vaccines.
Texas Department of State Health Services Vaccination Availability Map...
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Free COVID-19 testing is available at 902 W. 12th Street in Texarkana, Texas from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To make an appointment visit https://texas.fulgentgenetics.com/ or call 877-862-4647.
Texarkana Area Chart Updates: (Open the images in a new browser to see them larger)