The number of confirmed coronavirus cases continued to rise across the Texarkana region Friday, as Bowie County, Texas, reported another COVID-19 death and the nation's cumulative total of cases exceeded 4 million.
The death was the 35th recorded in Bowie County by the local emergency Joint Operations Center. Thursday to Friday, cases in the county increased from 546 to 557, with 259 recoveries. There are 264 active cases being traced in the county.
Because COVID-19 deaths are recorded where patients die, not where they lived, it is likely that some deaths reported in Bowie County are among patients who resided elsewhere.
Cass County, Texas' case count increased from 97 to 105, with 50 recoveries and two deaths, according to the JOC.
Elsewhere in Northeast Texas, Morris County's tally held at 70 cases, while Red River County's rose from 129 to 131 and Titus County's from 1,029 to 1,044, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
In Southwest Arkansas, Miller County's count increased from 379 to 385, with 312 recoveries, two deaths and 71 active cases, according to the Arkansas Department of Health.
Lafayette County's cases rose from 42 to 43, Little River County's from 75 to 77, Nevada County's from 117 to 119, Hempstead County's from 150 to 159 and Howard County's from 217 to 222. Pike County held at 49 cases and Sevier County at 893.
Caddo Parish in Northwest Louisiana added 112 cases from Thursday to Friday, for a total of 5,469, and Bossier Parish added 34 cases to reach 1,776, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.
Statewide, Arkansas reported 37,249 cases with 394 deaths. Louisiana reported 103,734 cases with 3,603 deaths, and Texas reported 369,826 cases with 4,717 deaths.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 4,024,492 total cases so far in the U.S., with a national death toll of 143,868.