Bowie County tops 40 COVID-19 fatalities

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

TEXAKANA — The Bowie County emergency operations center reports there have been 40 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 769 positive cases with 308 recoveries. The death rate is 0.04% of the county’s population and represents 5.2% of the COVID-19 outcomes since the pandemic began. 40.1% of the positive COVID-19 cases in Bowie County have resulted in recoveries.

The emergency operations center says there are currently 421 cases being traced in the county. Anyone who has tested positive or any healthcare provider that administers such testing should notify the local health authority at 903-255-5560.

The free COVID-19 testing has been extended by another week at the Bowie-Texarkana health department at 903 West 12th Street in Texarkana. The free testing site is open Monday, Aug. 10 through Saturday, Aug. 15 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. No symptoms are required to get tested. For more information, visit or call 903-255-5560.

Here is a breakdown of every coronavirus case in the county since the pandemic began:

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bowie County 8/10/2020
Total Cases in Bowie County 769
Ages (Bowie County Cases)
0-18 83
19-29 119
30-39 118
40-49 119
50-59 117
60-69 88
70-79 73
80+ 52
-Gender (county cases)
Male 328
Female 441

Nearby Cass County reported a total of 69 active cases. There have been 176 cases with 99 recoveries and eight deaths since the pandemic began.

For more information and the latest updates, visit or call 903-255-5560.