TEXARKANA, Texas — No new positive COVID-19 cases have been reported in Bowie County since Friday, according to the Bowie County Emergency Operations Center.
Labs are backed up in Texas, however, meaning the number of new cases may seem lower than it actually is, according to a news release from the operations center.
Bowie County's total number of cases remains at 2,491 positive cases with 97 deaths.
The Department of State Health Services is reporting 1,789 recoveries.
Cass County added six new cases, for a total of 720, with 620 of those recovered and 33 fatalities, according to the joint operations center.
Through the end of the year, free testing will be offered from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at Texarkana-Bowie County Family Health Center at 902 W. 12th St., Texarkana, Texas. There are no requirements for testing (residency included). Tests are performed using oral swabs with results usually available in 48 to 96 hours. Preregistration is available at gogettested.com.
Elsewhere in Northeast Texas, Red River County's case count increased by four t0 219, Morris County increased by five to 265 and Titus County rose from 1,731 to 1,748, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
In Southwest Arkansas, Miller County's active cases rose to 133, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. Cumulative confirmed cases increased to 2,064 from 1,532, with 1,476 recoveries and 22 deaths
Lafayette County's case count went up from 203 to 252, Pike County's from 294 to 307, Nevada County's from 365 to 428, Little River County's from 501 to 611, Hempstead County's from 651 to 817, Howard County's 631 to 777 and Sevier County's from1,352 to 1,665, according to ADH.
In Northwest Louisiana, Caddo Parish's case count rose from 11,928 to 12,602 from Thursday to Monday and Bossier Parish's from 1,352 to 5,916, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.
Statewide, Arkansas reported 146,190 total cases on Monday and 2,387 deaths, up 90 since Thursday. Louisiana reported 211,160 cases and 6,284 deaths, up 85. Texas reported 1,100,979 cases and 20,588 deaths.
On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 12,175,921 confirmed infections so far in the U.S., with a national death toll of 255,958, up more than 6,000 since Thursday.