Coronavirus deaths top 4K in Texas

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

The number of coronavirus deaths in the state of Texas surpassed the 4,000 mark on Monday.

According to state health officials, the deaths from COVID-19 in Texas increased by 62 to 4,020, which represents 0.014% of the state’s population.

The cases went up 7,404 to a total of 332,432 since the pandemic began. Currently, there 10,569 hospitalizations.

New York continues to lead the United States in total cases with 434,666 per Worldometers. Though Texas and Florida combined exceed New York’s cases by around 250,000, the two states’ combined fatalities from COVID-19 are 23,399 fewer.

In Bowie County, there were 54 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported since July 17, increasing the total to 493 cases since the pandemic began. There are currently 238 active cases being traced with 225 recoveries and 30 related deaths.

The City of Texarkana, Texas, is closing the Southwest Center indefinitely pending the results of COVID-19 testing. An employee tested positive, and the rest of the staff is being tested.

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

Here is a breakdown of all of the coronavirus cases in Bowie County since the pandemic began:

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bowie County 07/20/2020
Total Cases in Bowie County 493
Ages (Bowie County Cases)
0-18 41
19-29 80
30-39 79
40-49 82
50-59 63
60-69 64
70-79 58
80+ 26
-Gender (Bowie County Cases)
Male 220
Female 273

Nearby Cass County has 90 cases with 48 recovered and two deaths. Cass County has 40 active cases of COVID-19, representing 0.13% of the population.