Bowie County reports 3 new COVID-19 fatalities

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

TEXARKANA — The Bowie County emergency operations center on Thursday reported three new fatalities from COVID-19.

The total deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began has now risen to 34 in Bowie County.

Total positive cases are up to 546 since the pandemic began. There are currently 286 active cases being traced by the county. There are also 227 recoveries.

The emergency operations center is still conducting contact tracing on positive cases. Anyone who has tested positive, or any healthcare provider that administers such tests, should notify the local health authority at 903-255-5560.

Here is a breakdown of every case of COVID-19 in the county since the pandemic began:

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bowie County 07/23/2020
Total Cases in Bowie County 546
Ages (Bowie County Cases)
0-18 49
19-29 88
30-39 87
40-49 88
50-59 74
60-69 68
70-79 62
80+ 30
-Gender (Bowie County Cases)
Male 243
Female 303
              Deaths
  34
 
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In nearby Cass County, there are a total of 97 cases since the pandemic began with 50 recoveries and two deaths. Cass County currently has 45 active cases, representing 0.148% of the county’s population.

Texas’ department of health reported an increase of positive cases by 9,507. There have been 361,325 cases since the pandemic began. There were 173 new fatalities reported, bringing the total to 4,521 since the pandemic began, and representing 1.251% of the case outcomes and 0.156% of the state’s population.

The city of Texarkana, Texas, announces the Southwest Center will reopening tomorrow after all areas have been sanitized and employee test results have been returned.

Two meals are given away on Mondays and Wednesday, one hot meal and one frozen, to help with food on those days that services are not offered.

With businesses reopening, the emergency operations center has received several calls asking for advice on how to proceed if an employee is confirmed to have coronavirus or is suspected of having it. Guidance for businesses can be found at the Centers for Disease Control’s website by clicking here.

For the latest information and updates on the coronavirus locally, visit www.coronatxk.org or call 903-255-5560.