COVID-19 Texarkana Area Update for Tuesday, July 21
Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 511 positive COVID-19 cases, with 226 recoveries and 31 related deaths. There are currently 254 active cases being traced in Bowie County.
Cass County has a total of 92 cases with 50 recoveries, 2 deaths and currently 40 active cases.
Miller County has 363 total cases, 85 active positive cases, 3269 negative results, 276 recovered and 2 deaths. (Updated 7/21/20)
The Bowie County/Texarkana, Texas Joint Operations Center is still conducting contact tracing on positive cases, so if you test positive for COVID-19, or are a healthcare provider that conducts COVID testing, please notify the Local Health Authority at (903) 255-5560.
Ages (Bowie County Cases)
-Gender (Bowie County Cases)
|Total Positive Cases in Bowie County||511|
|Bowie County Patients Hospitalized locally||19|
|Bowie County Active Cases||254|
|Bowie County Patients Recovered||226|
|COVID-19 Deaths in Bowie County||31|
|Non-resident Patients Hospitalized locally||27|
|Total Positive Cases in Cass County||92|
|COVID-19 Deaths in Cass County||2|
|Cass County Active Cases||40|
|Cass County Patients Recovered||50|
The City of Texarkana, Texas is closing the Southwest Center until further notice pending results of COVID-19 testing. One employee has tested positive, and the rest of the staff is being tested as well. Texarkana Senior Services will continue distributing free hot meals to local seniors every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM. at the back of the Southwest Center in the turnaround driveway.
Please note two meals are given away on Mondays and Wednesdays, one hot meal and one frozen, to help with food on those days’ services aren't offered.
Governor Greg Abbott Executive Order: GA-29 includes the following mandates:
The Executive order requires all Texans to wear a face-covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10 people and making it mandatory that, with certain exceptions, people cannot be in groups larger than ten and must maintain six feet of social distancing from others.
The executive order can be found here:
As businesses are reopening, the EOC has received several calls seeking advice on what to do if there is a confirmed or suspected employee with COVID-19. Guidance for businesses can be found at the CDC website at the following link:
The Business Survey to gauge Economic Impact is still ongoing. All businesses in Bowie County are invited to submit a survey, to report positive or negative impacts to their business. The survey can be accessed at
The latest local information and updates can all be found at www.coronatxk.org.