Last Maine CDC update: april 21

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

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 8:30pm

    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 66 cases to 72 cases
    04841 increased from 190 cases to 198 cases
    04843 increased from 67 cases to 74 cases
    04849 increased from 64 cases to 72 cases
    04856 increased from 69 cases to 73 cases
    04861 increased from 66 cases to 69 cases
    04862 increased from 67 cases to 72 cases
    04864 increased from 111 cases to 114 cases
    04915 increased from 183 cases to 190 cases
    04974 increased from 39 cases to 43 cases
    04988 increased from 31 cases to 39 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 April 14, Knox County has recorded 925 cases since March 2020; Waldo County has recorded 798 and Lincoln County has recorded 792. 

    The below data was last updated April 21 by the Maine CDC using data as of April 18. Data updates are provided once per week, on Wednesdays or Thursdays, by the Maine CDC. 

    ZIP Code Probable and Confirmed Cases Population
    04354 50 to 99 1,638
    04438 20 to 49 1,190
    04496 72 3,727
    04547 20 to 49 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 198 7,469
    04843 74 5,057
    04847 20 to 49 1,611
    04848 1 to 5 548
    04849 72 3,941
    04853 6 to 19 381
    04854 20 to 49 1,717
    04856 73 3,667
    04858 20 to 49 1,630
    04859 20 to 49 770
    04860 6 to 19 1,940
    04861 69 2,748
    04862 72 3,587
    04863 6 to 19 1,274
    04864 114 4,785
    04915 190 9,275
    04921 20 to 49 1,727
    04922 20 to 49 1,218
    04941 6 to 19 1,829
    04949 20 to 49 993
    04951 6 to 19 1,011
    04952 20 to 49 1,897
    04973 20 to 49 1,417
    04974 43 2,785
    04981 30 2,446
    04986 20 to 49 1,802
    04987 6 to 19 1,066
    04988 39 2,284