Texarkana COVID-19 By-The-Numbers for August 20
(AP) — Three parents have filed a lawsuit challenging a northwest Arkansas school district's decision to require face masks. The parents sued Wednesday over the Bentonville School District's mandate. They argue that the local school board had no authority to impose the requirement. The district approved the requirement after a judge blocked Arkansas' ban on mask mandates. More than 70 public school districts and charter schools have approved mask mandates since the judge's ruling. Public health officials have urged schools to require masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus due to the highly contagious delta variant.
New Cases: 42
Probable Cases: 57
Total All-Time Cases: 5848
Total Deaths: 232
Fully Vaccinated age 12 - 64: 31%
Fully Vaccinated age 65 and older: 58%
New Cases: 55
Probable Cases: 19
Total All-Time Cases: 1812
Total Deaths: 91
Estimated Active Cases: NA
Fully Vaccinated age 12 - 64: 29%
County Fully Vaccinated age 65 and older: 52%
State of Texas
Age 12 and over % Fully Vaccinated: 55%
Age 65 and over % Fully Vaccinated: 76%
Active Cases: 233
Total All-Time Cases: 5146
Total Deaths: 38
Partially Vaccinated: 4.4%
Fully Vaccinated: 10.6%
Little River County
Active Cases: 100
Total All-Time Cases: 1525
Total Deaths: 43
Partially Vaccinated: 6.4%
Fully Vaccinated: 24.2%
State of Arkansas
Partially Vaccinated ages 12 and up: 13.9%
Fully Vaccinated ages 12 and up: 44.6%
Texarkana Vaccination Hub: Individuals may visit vaccinate.christushealth.org for updated information on vaccines.
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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 https://texas.fulgentgenetics.com/ or call 877-862-4647.