Special Report

Cities Where COVID-19 Is Growing the Fastest

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50. Gadsden, AL
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +5.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases June 18-24: 11.7 per 100,000 people (rank: 71 out of 384 metro areas)
> Avg. new daily cases June 11-17: 6.3 per 100,000 people (rank: 126 out of 384 metro areas)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of June 24: 440 per 100,000 people (total: 453)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of June 24: 12 per 100,000 people (total: 12)
> Population: 102,501

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49. Visalia, CA
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +5.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases June 18-24: 17.5 per 100,000 people (rank: 33 out of 384 metro areas)
> Avg. new daily cases June 11-17: 12.0 per 100,000 people (rank: 40 out of 384 metro areas)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of June 24: 769 per 100,000 people (total: 3,541)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of June 24: 26 per 100,000 people (total: 118)
> Population: 465,861

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48. Auburn-Opelika, AL
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +5.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases June 18-24: 15.0 per 100,000 people (rank: 48 out of 384 metro areas)
> Avg. new daily cases June 11-17: 9.3 per 100,000 people (rank: 66 out of 384 metro areas)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of June 24: 602 per 100,000 people (total: 959)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of June 24: 23 per 100,000 people (total: 36)
> Population: 163,941

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47. Wichita Falls, TX
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +5.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases June 18-24: 7.3 per 100,000 people (rank: 137 out of 384 metro areas)
> Avg. new daily cases June 11-17: 1.5 per 100,000 people (rank: 315 out of 384 metro areas)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of June 24: 165 per 100,000 people (total: 235)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of June 24: 1 per 100,000 people (total: 02)
> Population: 151,306

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46. Madera, CA
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +5.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases June 18-24: 11.0 per 100,000 people (rank: 81 out of 384 metro areas)
> Avg. new daily cases June 11-17: 5.1 per 100,000 people (rank: 146 out of 384 metro areas)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of June 24: 241 per 100,000 people (total: 373)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of June 24: 3 per 100,000 people (total: 05)
> Population: 157,672

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