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The number of deaths in Bowie County, Texas, because of COVID-19 increased for a second consecutive day Wednesday, moving from 36 to 37.

The local emergency Joint Operations Center reported the new death along with a rise in the county's cumulative case count from 595 to 601. There are 302 active cases in Bowie County, with 262 recoveries.

Because COVID-19 deaths are recorded where patients die, not where they lived, it is likely that some Bowie County deaths are among patients who resided elsewhere.

Cass County, Texas' case count ticked up by one, from 140 to 141, with 83 active cases, 54 recoveries and four deaths, according to the JOC.

Morris County, Texas' tally rose from 81 to 84, Red River County's from 132 to 133 and Titus County's from 1,112 to 1,123, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

In Southwest Arkansas, Miller County added 10 cases to reach 438, with 75 active cases 359 recoveries and four deaths, according to the Arkansas Department of Health.

Pike County's case count increased from 60 to 65, Nevada County's from 127 to 128, Little River County's from 106 to 138, Hempstead County's from 180 to 190, Howard County's from 275 to 282 and Sevier County's from 913 to 918. Lafayette County held at 48 cases.

Caddo Parish in Northwest Louisiana added 124 cases for a total of 5,933, and Bossier Parish added 52 cases to reach 1,978, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Statewide, Arkansas reported 40,968 cases with 434 deaths. Louisiana reported 112,773 cases with 3,769 deaths, and Texas reported 403,307 cases with 6,190 deaths.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 4,339,997 total cases so far in the U.S., with a national death toll of 148,866.

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