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Operations center resumes daily reports as COVID-19 cases rise

The Bowie County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) reported Wednesday, Oct. 28 that it will resume daily reports due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases.


According to a press release, "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.


The EOC reports 132 new cases since Monday, Oct. 26, 202,0 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, Oct.30, due to an interruption in water service. It will reopen on Saturday morning, Oct. 31 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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