The numbers are still slowly ticking downward in our area, The Northeast Texas Trauma Service area is now down from 5.3% to 4.7% this week in hospital capacity. According to the State numbers from the chart below, there are a total of 40 COVID patients in hospitals in our trauma Service Area F, down from 45 this time last week. Of those, 15 are in ICU, 4 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: 4
Probable Cases: 6
Total All-Time Cases: 7619
Total Deaths: 335

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

Cass County

New Cases: 1
Probable Cases: 1
Total All-Time Cases: 2752
Total Deaths: 151

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: 49
Total All-Time Cases: 6368
Total Deaths: 131

Partially Vaccinated: 4.2%
Fully Vaccinated: 15.3%

Little River County

Active Cases: 44
Total All-Time Cases: 2101
Total Deaths: 79

Partially Vaccinated: 5.7%
Fully Vaccinated: 32.1%

State of Arkansas

Partially Vaccinated ages 12 and up: 11.6%
Fully Vaccinated ages 12 and up: 55.3%

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)

As of 11/4/21, 5-year-olds and up are now included in the vaccine numbers.

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