First Case of COVID-19 Reported in Bowie County


TEXARKANA, TX- The first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Bowie County, TX has been identified.

Presumptive positive means that the person has tested positive for the virus with a test done at the state or local level. Currently, presumptive positive cases must have sample undergo confirmatory testing at the CDC.

According to a press release, officials are awaiting confirmation from the Texas Department of State Health Services. More details will be released as they become available.
The Bowie County/City of Texarkana, TX Emergency Operations Center has been opened and will operate Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The public telephone number is (903) 255-5560.

All Arkansas Schools are currently closed. Pleasant Grove ISD in Texarkana has also closed for two weeks.

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