Texarkana COVID 19 Joint Operations Center Issues Update – 10-28-2020


Authorities with the Texarkana Joint Operations Center will again be issuing daily updates as COVID 19 numbers in our are continue to grow. Total COVID 19 patients hospitalized in Texarkana is 69. 45 of those patients in a hospital are non-residents of Bowie County.

There are currently 545 active cases in Bowie County, 71 in Cass County, and 204 active cases in Miller County. Cass County reports a total of 515 positive cases reported with 421 recovered and 23 deaths. Miller County reports 1213 positive cases with 995 recoveries and 14 deaths.

Media Release:

Note: Because of the number of rising COVID cases in our area, and an intensifying situation as it relates to public health, these reports will become daily once again until further notice.

Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports 132 new cases since Monday, October 26, 2020 for a total of 1,920 positive COVID-19 cases, with 80 deaths. The Department of State Health Services is reporting 1,295 recoveries. There are currently 545 active cases in Bowie County.

Cass County added 19 new cases and currently has 515 total, with 421 of those recovered, and 23 fatalities.

Through the end of the year, free testing will be offered Monday- Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Texarkana- Bowie County Family Health Center at 902 W. 12th Street, Texarkana, TX 75501. There are no requirements for testing (residency included), oral swab with results in 48-96 hours, and pre-registration available at www.gogettested.com.

The testing facility will be closed on Friday, October 30th due to an interruption in water service. It will reopen on Saturday morning, October 31st at 9:00 a.m.

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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