30% spike in Houston area cases Wednesday brought area total to 62. Here’s why that might have happened

FILE PHOTO - 54 confirmed coronavirus cases across Houston area
FILE PHOTO - 54 confirmed coronavirus cases across Houston area

HOUSTON – Twenty new cases of coronavirus were announced by local and county officials Wednesday, which is the most number of cases announced in a single day in the Houston area so far.

The total number of cases in the Houston area increased by almost a third, with the total Wednesday night at 62 cases including one death earlier in the week reported in Matagorda County.

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How fast is the case count rising?

There has been exponential growth in the number of cases in Houston, Texas and across the U.S.


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