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New coronavirus cases continue to surge in Queen Creek area

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The Arizona Department of Health Services on Jan. 12 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Queen Creek and San Tan Valley at 38,020 in ZIP codes 85140, 85142 and 85143.

That is an increase of 2,827 new cases from one week ago.

Last week, cases stood at 35,193, an increase of 1,587 from the week before.

More than 90% of cases were mapped to the address of the patient’s residence. If the patient’s address was unknown, the case was mapped to the address of the provider followed by the address of the reporting facility, according to the ADHS.

85140 ZIP code:

  • Cases as of Jan. 12: 10,557

85142 ZIP code:

  • Cases as of Jan. 12: 17,582

85143 ZIP code:

  • Cases as of Jan. 12: 9,881

The current number of vaccinated people in these ZIP codes stands at 82, 357 or 52.1%.

For most people, the new coronavirus can lead to COVID-19 that can have mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. But for some — especially older adults and people with existing health problems — it can cause a more severe illness and even death.

To see full numbers across the state, click here.

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