COVID-19 cases on the rise in Miller County

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TEXARKANA — The Miller County emergency operations center reports a 7% increase in COVID-19 cases since the last week of May.

In Miller County, there are currently 45 positive cases of COVID-19 with 41 recoveries and one death. In nearby Bowie County, Texas, there are 154 positive cases with 84 recoveries and 13 deaths. Cass County, Texas, has a total of 32 cases, 27 recoveries, and one death. The Barry B. Telford unit operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has 108 positive cases.

In the state of Arkansas, where there is still a statewide emergency in effect as the Center for Disease Control still considers COVID-19 a pandemic, there were 7,443 total cases as of June2 with 1,909 of those being active. There have been 5,401 recoveries in the Natural State with 133 deaths, according to the state department of health.

Miller County urges residents to not be complacent about COVID-19 in day to day activities. Hand-washing, face coverings, and staying home as much as possible is still recommended to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Residents who feel sick are urged to stay home and call a physician before heading to a medical facility.

“Miller County has done very well at combating this pandemic, but now is not the time to fall short or stop protecting yourselves and loved ones,” a statement from the Miller County EOC reads. “We, as a community, must remain diligent to stop this spread. It’s not over yet.”

The Bowie County emergency operations center asks businesses to take part in an economic impact survey. The link can be found here.

For more information on the coronavirus in the Texarkana area, residents are urged to call the local hotline at 903-255-5560 or visit online at www.coronatxk.org.

Here is a breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Bowie County:

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bowie County (as of 6/2/20)
Total Cases in Bowie County 154
Ages (Bowie County Cases)
0-19 5
20-29 24
30-39 28
40-49 29
50-59 23
60-69 21
70-79 18
80+ 6
Gender (Bowie County Cases)
Male  72
Female  82
              Deaths  
   13