Last Maine CDC update: feb. 24

ZIP code COVID-19 case data: Knox, Waldo counties (and some of Lincoln County)

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 6:45pm

    AUGUSTA — The Maine CDC has updated COVID-19 confirmed and probable case data by ZIP code. 

    With the data update, the Maine CDC continues to urge all individuals in Maine — resident or not — to abide by all established COVID-19 guidelines whether cases are within their particular ZIP code. 

    Since the last update:
    04496 increased from 48 cases to 49 cases
    04841 increased from 123 cases to 124 cases
    04843 increased from 49 cases to 50 cases
    04849 increased from 46 cases to 48 cases
    04856 increased from 45 cases to 46 cases
    04861 increased from 49 cases to 51 cases
    04862 increased from 52 cases to 53 cases
    04915 increased from 150 cases to 152 cases
    04988 increased from 22 cases to 23 cases

    Do not rely solely on ZIP Code data when making decisions on what you should or should not do amid the pandemic, Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said Oct. 28, during a COVID-19 update briefing. 

    “While interesting and informative, the ZIP Code data is not a tool to calculate risk of engaging in certain activities,” said Dr. Shah. 

    The Maine CDC noted there are three exceptions to the data release to ensure compliance with its privacy policy: case counts are suppressed in ZIP codes with fewer than 50 people; exact case counts are suppressed in all ZIP codes with five or fewer cases; in counties where total case counts are low enough that ZIP code data could indirectly reveal the identity of a case all ZIP codes in the county are suppressed. Furthermore, the Maine CDC sometimes will build in delays of data releases to protect patient privacy. 

    As per Maine CDC guidance, the below table is sorted by ZIP code since some ZIP codes could span multiple towns. As such, Maine CDC noted the data should not be directly broken down by town and referred to instead by ZIP code. 

    As of Feb. 24, Knox County has recorded 629 cases since March; Waldo County has recorded 578 and Lincoln County has recorded 574.

    The below data was last updated Feb. 24 by the Maine CDC using data as of Feb. 21. Data updates are provided once per week, on Wednesdays or Thursdays, by the Maine CDC. 

    ZIP Code Probable and Confirmed Cases Population
    04354 20 to 49 1,638
    04438 20 to 49 1,190
    04496 49 3,727
    04547 6 to 19 1,239
    04563 20 to 49 1,595
    04572 50 to 99 5,449
    04574 50 to 99 1,598
    04645 1 to 5 73
    04841 124 7,469
    04843 50 5,057
    04847 20 to 49 1,611
    04848 1 to 5 548
    04849 48 3,941
    04853 6 to 19 381
    04854 20 to 49 1,717
    04856 46 3,667
    04858 20 to 49 1,630
    04859 6 to 19 770
    04860 6 to 19 1,940
    04861 51 2,748
    04862 53 3,587
    04863 6 to 19 1,274
    04864 81 4,785
    04915 152 9,275
    04921 20 to 49 1,727
    04922 20 to 49 1,218
    04941 6 to 19 1,829
    04949 6 to 19 993
    04951 6 to 19 1,011
    04952 20 to 49 1,897
    04973 6 to 19 1,417
    04974 36 2,785
    04981 26 2,446
    04986 20 to 49 1,802
    04987 6 to 19 1,066
    04988 23 2,284