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Bowie County confirms nine new positive COVID-19 cases


TEXARKANA, Texas. (KTAL/KMSS) — The Bowie County Emergency Operations Center has reported nine new positive COVID-19 cases.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Bowie County now stands at 214, with 100 recoveries and 13 related deaths. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice reports 1 active positive case at the Barry B. Telford Unit.

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Health officials released the following coronavirus data for Bowie County as of Wednesday, June 17:

Total Cases in Bowie County – 214

  • Recoveries – 100
  • Deaths – 13


  • 0-19 – 9
  • 20-29 – 31
  • 30-39 – 41
  • 40-49 – 43
  • 50-59 – 28
  • 60-69 – 22
  • 70-79 – 22
  • 80+ 0 – 15


  • Male – 94
  • Female – 120

Cass County has a total 35 positive coronavirus cases with 31 recoveries, and two deaths.

Another round of no-cost testing will be offered this week in Bowie County. Two sites will be offered: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 18-20, a walk-in testing site will be set up at the Texarkana-Bowie Family Health Center from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. No appointment is needed.

On Saturday, June 20, a drive-thru testing site will be set up in New Boston at #1 Trailhead Park Plaza at the pavilion. The test will be offered at no-cost, but an appointment will be required for this site. Register on Friday by calling 512-883-2400 or visit

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 here.

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 The local hotline telephone number is (903) 255-5560.

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