Bowie County adds 4 new COVID-19 deaths

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

TEXAKANA — The Bowie County emergency operations center reported four new fatalities between Tuesday and Wednesday from COVID-19.

The death total since the pandemic began is 51. There have been a total of 783 cases with 323 recoveries and 409 cases currently being traced in the county.

Any healthcare providers or individuals who have tested positive for the virus should notify the local health authority at 903-255-5560 as the emergency operations center is still conducting contact tracing.

A free COVID-19 testing site is still open to the public through Saturday, Aug. 15. The site is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, and no symptoms are required to get tested. Interested individuals should visit or call 903-255-5560. Registration can also be completed onsite. The testing site is located at the Bowie-Texarkana health department at 902 West 12th Street in Texarkana. Any questions should be directed to the health authority at 903-255-5560.

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

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bowie County 8/12/2020
Total Cases in Bowie County 783
Ages (County Cases)
0-18 87
19-29 123
30-39 118
40-49 119
50-59 116
60-69 88
70-79 75
80+ 57
-Gender (County Cases)
Male 342
Female 441

Nearby Cass County has a total of 185 cases with 49 of them active. There have been 128 recoveries and eight deaths since the pandemic began.

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