Last Maine CDC update: sept. 22

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

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 8:30am

    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 no matter the number of cases within their particular ZIP code. 

    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 says. 

    “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 Sept. 23, Knox County has recorded 1,527 cases since March 2020; Waldo County has recorded 1,953 and Lincoln County has recorded 1,486. 

    The below data was last updated Sept. 22 by the Maine CDC using data as of Sept. 19. Data updates are provided once per week, on Wednesdays or Thursdays, by the Maine CDC. 

    ZIP Code Probable and Confirmed Cases Population
    04354 100+ 1,638
    04438 50 to 99 1,190
    04496 167 3,727
    04547 20 to 49 1,239
    04563 50 to 99 1,595
    04572 100+ 5,449
    04574 50 to 99 1,598
    04645 1 to 5 73
    04841 319 7,469
    04843 107 5,057
    04847 50 to 99 1,611
    04848 6 to 19 548
    04849 127 3,941
    04853 20 to 49 381
    04854 50 to 99 1,717
    04856 118 3,667
    04858 50 to 99 1,630
    04859 20 to 49 770
    04860 20 to 49 1,940
    04861 112 2,748
    04862 127 3,587
    04863 6 to 19 1,274
    04864 195 4,785
    04915 452 9,275
    04921 100+ 1,727
    04922 50 to 99 1,218
    04941 50 to 99 1,829
    04949 20 to 49 993
    04951 50 to 99 1,011
    04952 100+ 1,897
    04973 50 to 99 1,417
    04974 142 2,785
    04981 63 2,446
    04986 50 to 99 1,802
    04987 50 to 99 1,066
    04988 99 2,284