4 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Bowie County

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TEXARKANA — The Bowie County emergency operations center is reporting four new COVID-19 deaths over the weekend.

The total number of deaths is 26 in Bowie County. There are total of 322 positive cases with 119 recoveries.

Nearby Cass County has 57 cases with 39 recoveries and three deaths.

The state’s health department reports 5,318 new cases in Texas. There were also 18 deaths between Sunday and Monday. Texas has a total of 200,557 cases with 103,782 total recoveries.

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

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bowie County (as of 7/6/20)
Total Cases in Bowie County 322
Ages (Bowie County Cases)
0-19 16
20-29 57
30-39 57
40-49 56
50-59 39
60-69 46
70-79 31
80+ 20
Gender (Bowie County Cases)
Male 138
Female   184

The Bowie County emergency operations center is still conducting contact tracing on positive cases. Healthcare providers that conduct COVID-19 testing or people positive with COVID-19 are asked to notify the health authority at 903-255-5560.

Governor Greg Abbott’s mask executive order is still in place. The order requires all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive cases, though there are exceptions.

Cass County Judge Becky Wilbanks has opted out of the governor’s order as the number of active cases has not reached 20.

“If our active case number reaches the 20 mark, we will then automatically be under the Governor’s Order,” Wilbanks said. “The choice to opt out of the Governor’s Order does not, however, free us to opt out of using common sense. We must be self-responsible to do what it good and what is right. Please continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC.”

For more information on the latest local information regarding the coronavirus, updates can be found at or by calling the local hotline at 903-255-5560.