New COVID-19 fatality reported in Bowie County

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

TEXARKANA — The Bowie County emergency operations center reported a new fatality from COVID-19 on Friday.

The total deaths in Bowie County since the pandemic began has now risen to 35.

There have been a total of 557 cases since the pandemic began. There are currently 264 active cases being traced. There have been 259 recoveries.

Here is a breakdown of the cases in Bowie County:

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bowie County 07/24/2020
Total Cases in Bowie County 557
Ages (Bowie County Cases)
0-18 51
19-29 89
30-39 89
40-49 90
50-59 77
60-69 69
70-79 62
80+ 30
-Gender (Bowie County Cases)
Male 247
Female 310

Anyone who has tested positive in Bowie County is asked to contact the local health authority at 903-255-5560 and take part in contact tracing. Any healthcare provider who administers such COVID-19 testing is also asked to contact the local health authority.

There will be a new free COVID-19 testing opportunity for residents at the Bowie-Texarkana health department (902 W. 12th Street Texarkana, TX 75501) starting Monday, July 27 and running through Saturday, Aug. 8. Testing will take place every day (except Sundays) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No symptoms are required. To register, visit or visit on-site. Call 903-255-5560 for more information about the testing.

Cass County currently has a total of 53 active cases, bringing their case total to 105 since the pandemic began. There have been 50 recoveries and two deaths.

For more information on the coronavirus and local updates, visit or call 903-255-5560.