COVID-19: Texarkana Area Update

Arkansas Hospitalizations and Deaths Spiking Again
(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 num
Texas/Arkansas Decrease in Hospitalizations - Texarkana COVID
(AP) — Hospitalizations in Arkansas for COVID-19 have dropped for the third consecutive day, a sign of hope for a state health care system that’s been strained due to a surge in coronavirus cases. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that on Saturday, there were 1,272 Arkansas residents hospitalized with the virus, 52 fewer than Friday, the largest drop this month after hospitalizations surged t
Free Testing is Back in Bowie County - Texarkana COVID Numbers
Free COVID-19 testing Has returned to the Texarkana-Bowie County Family Health Center as of today, August 27. 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.
Arkansas Patients on Ventilators Reaches New Record
(AP) — The number of COVID-19 patients on ventilators in Arkansas has reached a new high. The Department of Health on Monday said the number of virus patients on ventilators rose by 12 to 349, surpassing the previous high reached Saturday. The number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital increased by 42 to 1,411. COVID-19 patients make up half of the state’s intensive care unit beds, with 558 in IC
Texarkana COVID-19 By-The-Numbers for August 20
(AP) — Three parents have filed a lawsuit challenging a northwest Arkansas school district's decision to require face masks. The parents sued Wednesday over the Bentonville School District's mandate. They argue that the local school board had no authority to impose the requirement. The district approved the requirement after a judge blocked Arkansas' ban on mask mandates. More than 70 public schoo
Back to School Sees New Record AR Hospitalizations
The ups and downs of the COVID-19 numbers in the State of Arkansas continue to vary greatly, one day the hospitalizations are down a bit the next it's a new record being set. According to the Associated Press, Arkansas has reached another new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations as thousands are students are heading back to school. The state on Monday reported 46 new virus hospitalizations, bringi
AR Hospitalizations Drop First Time in a Week
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A growing number of Arkansas hospitals are requiring their staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. CHI St. Vincent, St. Bernards Healthcare System, NEA Baptist and Conway Regional Health System announced the vaccine requirements for staff on Thursday as the state's COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped for the first time in nearly a week. The number of schools and universitie
Texarkana COVID-19 By-The-Numbers for August 10 – Arkansas Reaches Highest Hospitalization Rate Yet
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has set a new record for the number of people hospitalized because of COVID-19 as the state's coronavirus surge continues. The state on Monday reported its COVID-19 hospitalizations rose by 103, its biggest one day increase, to 1,376. The state’s previous record during the pandemic for COVID-19 hospitalizations was in January when it reported 1,371 virus patients
Texarkana COVID-19 By-The-Numbers for August 5
Here are your latest figures for the Texarkana area regarding COVID-19, including raw numbers/charts for current cases, probable cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Christus St Michael is holding a Vaccination Clinic this Friday and Saturday at the Conference Center located at 2604 St Michael Dr. They request that you use the West entrance of Medical Plaza West to access the vaccine clinic. Parent
Texarkana COVID-19 By-The-Numbers for July 28
Here are your latest figures for the Texarkana area regarding COVID-19, including raw numbers/charts for cases, deaths, hospitalizations and more. ICU beds in Arkansas are reportedly filling up but don't panic there are a lot of beds that aren't being utilized right now.
Texarkana Area COVID By-The-Numbers for July 21
The state of Texas has doubled its hospitalizations in the last 30 days, case numbers have almost tripled, the good news is deaths, while climbing, are not climbing at the same rate as cases and hospitalizations. Hopefully, that means treatments are working, hospital stays are shorter and most people either have mild symptoms or are asymptomatic. There are tons of free vaccine opportunities all ov

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