7-2-2020 – Texarkana COVID 19 Updated Numbers Update

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The latest local numbers from Texarkana Health Authorities are that numbers continue to rise with Bowie County seeing a double-digit increase overnight. Bowie County reports a total of 295 positive COVID-19 cases, with 122 recoveries and 18 deaths. Cass County has a total of 47 cases with 38 recoveries and two deaths. Miller County reports 118 total cases with 97 recovered and 2 deaths.

Media Release:

TEXARKANA, TX—Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 295 positive COVID-19 cases, with 122 recoveries and 17 deaths. Cass County has a total 47 cases with 38 recoveries, and two deaths.

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.

 

Governor Greg Abbott announced on Friday (June 6) 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%
  • Recloses bars, 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.

For those asking us for additional information, we only post the numbers provided to us by our local health authorities representing our local counties surrounding Texarkana, USA. We understand that since the beginning of the pandemic our local officials have kept a count of locally confirmed cases, this list may differ a bit with state lists at different times and sometimes for different reasons, like when the State of Texas at first kept a separate list for TDCJ, then for a short time decided to change and add to numbers of counties that house inmates, that confused a bunch of folks.

For a few days after that, local outlets were encouraging you to call our local emergency operations center for clarification to all of your questions… (903) 255-5560 or CORONATXK.ORG.

With the numbers… the first number you see is the official local number of positive COVID 19 cases for that county. The second number is how many have recovered from the disease, and with sorrow, the number of deceased.

For clarification on “COVID related deaths”, we will be talking with Dr. Matt Young tomorrow, and ask. We like the way he explains things in a way that is easier to understand. We know the disease attacks most all your organs. Say you’ve already had some damaged kidneys or even pancreas and COVID latches on and does more damage to those organs that pushes dealing with that along with difficulty breathing, dropping blood oxygen… We will ask Dr. Matt and will try to remember to ask about numbers in hospitals to quarantined at home, etc…

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