(AP) — Arkansas has reported a spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths. The Department of Health on Wednesday said the number of hospitalized coronavirus patients rose by 101 to 1,313. However, a department spokeswoman said part of the increase was due to some hospitalizations not included in Tuesday’s figures. The state’s COVID-19 deaths rose by 35 to 6,969 since the pandemic began. The number of COVID-19 patients on ventilators dropped by 31 to 357, but 522 COVID-19 patients were under intensive care.

Free COVID-19 testing Has returned to the Texarkana-Bowie County Family Health Center. Testing hours are from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Monday through Saturday. Walk-ins are accepted, or individuals can preregister at allamericantesting.com. For more information, call (214) 556-8088.

Bowie County

New Cases: 24
Probable Cases: 67
Total All-Time Cases: 6361
Total Deaths: 246

Fully Vaccinated age 12 - 64: 32%
Fully Vaccinated age 65 and older: 59%

Cass County

New Cases: 8
Probable Cases: 44
Total All-Time Cases: 2078
Total Deaths: 102

Fully Vaccinated age 12 - 64: 31%
County Fully Vaccinated age 65 and older: 53%

State of Texas

Age 12 and over % Fully Vaccinated: 57%
Age 65 and over % Fully Vaccinated: 77%

Miller County

Active Cases: 224
Total All-Time Cases: 5505
Total Deaths: 39

Partially Vaccinated: 4.4%
Fully Vaccinated: 11.7%

Little River County

Active Cases: 126
Total All-Time Cases: 1697
Total Deaths: 44

Partially Vaccinated: 6.5%
Fully Vaccinated: 26.2%

State of Arkansas

Partially Vaccinated ages 12 and up: 13.1%
Fully Vaccinated ages 12 and up: 48.2%

Vaccine Updates

Texarkana Vaccination Hub: Individuals may visit vaccinate.christushealth.org for updated information on vaccines.

Texas Department of State Health Services Vaccination Availability Map...
Click hereFor a quick reference, blue means it's in stock, red means out of stock. More from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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Free COVID-19 testing is available at 902 W. 12th Street in Texarkana, Texas from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To make an appointment visit https://texas.fulgentgenetics.com/ or call 877-862-4647.

Texarkana Area Chart Updates:

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LOOK: Here are the pets banned in each state

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.
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