Texarkana Ark. resident dies of COVID-19

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TEXARKANA — Miller County, Arkansas, reported its first death of COVID-19 on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Miller County emergency operations center, an 83-year-old Texarkana, Arkansas, resident was the first casualty of COVID-19 in Miller County. The man was admitted to Christus St. Michael’s Hospital on April 7.

On Tuesday, the Miller County EOC reported 32 cases of COVID-19 in Miller County with nine recoveries.

Nearby Bowie County, Texas’ emergency operations center says there are 88 positive COVID-19 cases in the county with 34 recoveries and six related deaths. Cass County, Texas, has a total of 14 cases with six recoveries.

Miller County EMC reminds residents to keep hands clean with soap and water, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, and avoid touching one’s face, particularly eyes, nose, and mouth.

Residents should also adhere to social distancing, avoiding close contact, and maintaining a six-foot distance between individuals. Also residents should avoid social gatherings of 10 or more people.

The citywide curfew is still in effect for Texarkana from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. nightly. Residents should reduce travel to essential travel only, such as gas and grocery stores, medical appointments and emergencies, work, and family care.

The Lansdell Family Clinic is working on facilitating a drive thru clinic on April 29.