COVID-19 Texarkana Area Update for Friday, July 17
Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 439 positive COVID-19 cases, with 187 recoveries and 29 related deaths. There are currently 215 active cases being traced in Bowie County.
Cass County has a total of 80 cases with 46 recoveries, 2 deaths and currently 32 active cases.
Miller County has 304 total cases, 154 active positive cases, 2785 negative results, 148 recovered and 2 deaths. (Updated 7/17/20)
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||439|
|Bowie County Patients Hospitalized locally||19|
|Bowie County Active Cases||223|
|Bowie County Patients Recovered||187|
|COVID-19 Deaths in Bowie County||29|
|Non-resident Patients Hospitalized locally||27|
|Total Positive Cases in Cass County||80|
|COVID-19 Deaths in Cass County||2|
|Cass County Active Cases||32|
|Cass County Patients Recovered||46|
The Texas Division of Emergency Management notified Cass County Judge Becky Wilbanks that Cass County is no longer exempt from GA-29 due to the number of active cases in Cass County reported by the Texas Department of State Health Services as of 4 p.m. yesterday, Sunday, July 12, 2020. Please direct questions to the Texas Department of State Health Services via email at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.