Texas COVID-19 fatalities sets single-day record

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Graphic. (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Rosario "Charo" Gutierrez)

Texas has set a new record for COVID-19 fatalities for the second straight day.

The single-day total for COVID-19 deaths from Wednesday to Thursday was 105, beating the previous day’s record of 98. The total deaths in Texas increased to 2,918, which ranks 13th-most in the United States, according to Worldometers’ coronavirus tracker.

There were 9,782 new cases in Texas. There are a total of 230,346 cases with 118,326 recoveries and 109,102 active cases.

In Bowie County, the emergency operations center reported Thursday a total of 340 positive COVID-19 cases with 181 recoveries, which means there are 159 active cases in a county with a population of 92,565 and a total of 26 deaths.

In nearby Cass County, there were a total of 57 cases with 39 recovered, which means there are 18 active cases in a county with a population of 30,464 and a total of three deaths.

The Bowie County-Texarkana Texas joint operations center is still conducting contact tracing on positive cases. Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or any healthcare provider that conducts such testing, should notify the local health authority at 903-255-5560.

Bowie County is also offering no-cost, no-appointment testing with walk-ins welcome. There will be two locations, and both will be open on Monday, July 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.:

  • Texarkana-Bowie Family Health Center – 902 W. 12th, Texarkana, TX 75501
  • New Boston Community Center – 301 NE Front St., New Boston, TX 75570