The short answer to "are we over the hump yet" is... yes, it appears so anyway. Case numbers and hospitalizations are trending downward this week in Texas and Arkansas, let's hope that's the way it continues to go. Just when we thought it was safe to begin reporting the current case numbers in Bowie County again, the state stopped reporting them. It's frustrating but we will report them when the state does.

City of Texarkana Texas
City of Texarkana Texas

Here in Texarkana and the surrounding area this week, hospitalizations remain high in Texas Trauma Service Area F (see charts below) which includes Texarkana, New Boston, and Paris. The chart shows 244 people hospitalized, up from 115 two weeks ago, 64 are in ICU up from 31. 24 are on ventilators up from 9 two weeks ago, and we now have 0 reported pediatric patients in our area.

As always, stay healthy friends.


Bowie County

New Cases: 33
Probable Cases: 21
Total All-Time Cases: 10916
Total Deaths: 369

Fully Vaccinated age 12 - 64: 37%
Fully Vaccinated age 65 and older: 65%

Cass County

New Cases: 12
Probable Cases: 6
Total All-Time Cases: 3924
Total Deaths: 170

Fully Vaccinated age 12 - 64: 35%
County Fully Vaccinated age 65 and older: 59%

State of Texas

Age 12 and over % Fully Vaccinated: 62%
Age 65 and over % Fully Vaccinated: 84%

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Miller County

Total All-Time Cases: 7747
Total Deaths: 158
Partially Vaccinated: 5.7%
Fully Vaccinated: 15.6%

Little River County

Active Cases: 341
Total All-Time Cases: 2951
Total Deaths: 85

Partially Vaccinated: 7.4%
Fully Vaccinated: 31.7%

State of Arkansas

Partially Vaccinated ages 12 and up: 13.1%
Fully Vaccinated ages 12 and up: 54.1%

Vaccine Updates

Texas State Data
Arkansas State Data

Free COVID-19 testing is available at 902 W. 12th Street in Texarkana, Texas from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To make an appointment visit or call 877-862-4647.

Texarkana Area Chart Updates: (Open the images in a new browser to see them larger)

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