New COVID-19 death added 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 COVID-19 fatality, bringing the total to 39 since the pandemic began.

The total for all coronavirus cases since the pandemic began is 713. There are 383 cases being traced in the county. Since the pandemic began, there have been 291 recoveries.

Anyone who has contracted COVID-19 or any healthcare provider that administers COVID-19 testing should contact the local health authority at 903-255-5560 as the emergency operations center is still conducting contact tracing.

There is currently a free COVID-19 testing clinic being offered at the Bowie-Texarkana health department at 902 West 12th Street in Texarkana. The testing site is still open through Saturday, Aug. 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Anyone interested in getting tested should register at or onsite. For more information, call 903-255-5560. The presentation of symptoms is not required to get tested at this site.

Here is a breakdown of every COVID-19 cases in the county since the pandemic began.

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bowie County 8/7/2020
Total Cases in Bowie County 713
Ages (Bowie County Cases)
0-18 78
19-29 114
30-39 110
40-49 111
50-59 102
60-69 80
70-79 69
80+ 49
-Gender (Bowie County Cases)
Male 313
Female 400

In nearby Cass County, there were 166 total cases with 84 recoveries and eight deaths, a one new fatality from Thursday’s total. There are currently 74 active cases in the county.

For the latest information and updates on the coronavirus in the Texarkana area, visit or call 903-255-5560.