Things are getting dramatically better in Northeast Texas, our Trauma Service area is down to 5.3% hospital capacity. Just a few short weeks ago we were over the 20% mark for our area which includes Texarkana, New Boston, and Paris, Texas. According to the State numbers from the chart below, there are a total of 45 COVID patients in hospitals in our trauma Serice Area F. Of those, 12 are in ICU, 9 are on ventilators, and there are no pediatric patients in those numbers at all.

Here are your latest COVID-19 numbers for Texarkana and the immediate surrounding area. Stay healthy my friends.

Bowie County

New Cases: -1
Probable Cases: 8
Total All-Time Cases: 7591
Total Deaths: 329

Fully Vaccinated age 12 - 64: 38%
Fully Vaccinated age 65 and older: 63%

Cass County

New Cases: 0
Probable Cases: 0
Total All-Time Cases: 2740
Total Deaths: 147

Fully Vaccinated age 12 - 64: 37%
County Fully Vaccinated age 65 and older: 57%

State of Texas

Age 12 and over % Fully Vaccinated: 64%
Age 65 and over % Fully Vaccinated: 81%

Miller County

Active Cases: 60
Total All-Time Cases: 6515
Total Deaths: 123

Partially Vaccinated: 4.2%
Fully Vaccinated: 15.1%

Little River County

Active Cases: 55
Total All-Time Cases: 2070
Total Deaths: 74

Partially Vaccinated: 5.5%
Fully Vaccinated: 31.5%

State of Arkansas

Partially Vaccinated ages 12 and up: 11.3%
Fully Vaccinated ages 12 and up: 54.9%

Vaccine Updates

Texas State Data
Arkansas State Data [NEW]

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 or call 877-862-4647.

Texarkana Area Chart Updates: (Open the images in a new browser to see them larger)

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