COVID-19 Texarkana Area Update for Thursday, July 23
Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 546 positive COVID-19 cases, with 227 recoveries and 34 related deaths. There are currently 286 active cases being traced in Bowie County.
Cass County has a total of 97 cases with 50 recoveries, 2 deaths and currently 45 active cases.
Miller County has 368 total cases, 81 active positive cases, 3315 negative results, 285 recovered and 2 deaths. (Updated 7/23/20)
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 546
Bowie County Patients Hospitalized locally 26
Bowie County Active Cases 286
Bowie County Patients Recovered 227
COVID-19 Deaths in Bowie County 34
Non-resident Patients Hospitalized locally 36
Total Hospitalizations 62
The City of Texarkana, Texas will reopen the Southwest Center tomorrow, Friday, July 23, 2020, after all areas have been sanitized and employee test results have been returned.
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.