COVID-19 Virus

FLORENCE — ZIP codes in the San Tan Valley/Queen Creek area have overtaken Casa Grande as the new hot spot for coronavirus cases in Pinal County.

Health officials reported 75 new cases in San Tan Valley Wednesday, bringing the total for the unincorporated area to 862 cases. Casa Grande had 35 new cases for a total of 836.

Arizona Department of Health Services reported 203 new cases and four new deaths for Pinal County at large. The county now has had 3,777 cases and 71 deaths.

Statewide, the department reported record single-day highs of almost 4,900 new COVID-19 cases, 88 new deaths, close to 1,300 ER visits and a running total of nearly 2,900 people in the hospital.