Numbers on this last week of 2021 seem to be a mixed bag, overall cases are up, but ICU patients are down, Texas Trauma Service Area F (see charts below) which includes Texarkana, New Boston, and Paris, have a reported 46 people hospitalized, up a bit from our last report two weeks ago at 40, 11 of those in ICU, 2 on ventilators, and still 0 pediatric cases in our area.
Here are your latest COVID-19 numbers for Texarkana and the immediate surrounding area. Stay healthy my friends.
New Cases: 13 Probable Cases: 8 Total All-Time Cases: 8000 Total Deaths: 351
Fully Vaccinated age 12 - 64: 43% Fully Vaccinated age 65 and older: 65%
New Cases: 8 Probable Cases: 1 Total All-Time Cases: 2899 Total Deaths: 162
Fully Vaccinated age 12 - 64: 35% County Fully Vaccinated age 65 and older: 58%
State of Texas
Age 12 and over % Fully Vaccinated: 61% Age 65 and over % Fully Vaccinated: 83%
Active Cases: 75 Total All-Time Cases: 6854 Total Deaths: 152
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: (Open the images in a new browser to see them larger)
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