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The San Antonio metro area is among five “hot spots” where COVID-19 cases have grown the quickest in the last seven days, according to CNBC.
The business news outlet said the San Antonio-New Braunfels metro area ranks No. 4 for the fastest doubling in cases. CNBC sourced Evercore ISI for its research.
The metro area has a doubling time of 16 days, according to the information. San Antonio is not the only Texas city in the ranking — Austin, Houston and Dallas are all in the top 10 for fastest growth at No. 5, 8 and 10, respectively.
San Antonio and Austin were specifically mentioned during the Friday morning broadcast of the CNBC show “Squawk on the Street” covering the “hot spots.” Phoenix, Tampa and Orlando take the top three spots, respectively.
While some places are seeing an increase in cases, others like Detroit and the New York City and New Jersey area are slowing down, CNBC reported.
Metro areas w fastest case growth in last week:
4. San Antonio
— Meg Tirrell (@megtirrell) June 19, 2020
CNBC Science and Health Reporter Meg Tirrell called the dramatic difference “a tale of two countries” during the show.
Bexar County added 408 new coronavirus cases and two new deaths on Thursday. The new confirmed cases brought the local total to 5,550. The death total is 92.