6-26-2020 Updated Texarkana Area COVID 19 Numbers

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On Friday, June 26, 2020, Miller County reports a total of 98 positive COVID 19 cases with 80 recoveries and 2 deaths. Bowie County reports a total of 247 positive COVID-19 cases, with 119 recoveries and 16 related deaths. Cass County has a total of 36 cases with 32 recoveries and two deaths.

With COVID 19 numbers steadily rising, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has rolled back the phased opening of the state. He has ordered bars closed, restaurants back to 50% occupancy, and more… for the report, CLICK HERE.

Media Release:

TEXARKANA, TX—Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 247 positive COVID-19 cases, with 119 recoveries and 16 related deaths. Cass County has a total 36 cases with 32 recoveries, and two deaths.

Governor Greg Abbott announced on Friday that he has rolled back a portion of the Open Texas plan, citing “recent substantial increases” in COVID-19 cases, positivity rates and hospitalizations. His order:

  • Reduces dine-in restaurant capacities back to 50% beginning Monday, June 29
  • Recloses bars at noon today, June 26, except for drive-thru, pickup or delivery options
  • Prohibits outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people unless approved by the mayor of a city or the county judge for an unincorporated area
  • Closes rafting and tubing services, including the rental of rafts or tubes

The executive order can be found here: https://lrl.texas.gov/scanned/govdocs/Greg%20Abbott/2020/GA-28.pdf?fbclid=IwAR304l1JQANgcRH1hFxsy4uZdOXP4Yzd4pr3bUOfnekzWbhJSIfudC3xERE

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 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHFOIw9o16XOhE2_Ul4iKlW0K775q7zsWmjctRpovfhTWDzw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Residents in Bowie and Cass County are urged to continue following Governor Abbott’s Executive Orders and following CDC guidelines for social distancing, handwashing, and sanitizing.

The latest local information and updates can all be found at www.coronatxk.org. The local hotline telephone number is (903) 255-5560.

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