ZIP code COVID-19 case data: Lincoln County

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 10:00am
    AUGUSTA — The Maine CDC has released COVID-19 confirmed and probable case data by ZIP code. 
     
    With the data release, 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. 
     
    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. 25, Lincoln County has recorded 576 cases since March.
     
    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.
     
    Since the last update: 
    04348 increased from 46 cases to 52 cases
    04537 increased from 18 cases to 20 cases
    04538 increased from 20 cases to 22 cases
    04543 increased from 45 cases to 57 cases
    04578 increased from 90 cases to 96 cases
     
     
    ZIP Code Probable and Confirmed Cases Population
    04342 6-19 1,694
    04348 52 3,070
    04353 52 2,348
    04535 6-19 695
    04537 20 2,115
    04538 22 2,297
    04539 19 1,501
    04541 Data Suppressed 42
    04543 57 2,201
    04544 1 to 5 750
    04551 5 to 19 916
    04553 20 to 49 1,802
    04554 6 to 19 708
    04555 6 to19 1,782
    04556 6 to 19 1,327
    04558 1 to 5 375
    04564 6 to 19 349
    04568 1 to 5 447
    04570 Data Suppressed 2
    04571 1-5 341
    04572 50 to 99 5,449
    04573 6 to 19 527
    04576 1 to 5 634
    04578 96 4,539