ZIP code COVID-19 case data: Lincoln County

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 7:45am
    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 April 14, Lincoln County has recorded 733 cases since March 2020.
     
    The below data was last updated April 14 by the Maine CDC using data as of April 11. Data updates are provided once per week, on Wednesdays or Thursdays, by the Maine CDC.
     
    Since the last update: 
    04348 increased from 60 cases to 65 cases
    04353 increased from 58 cases to 59 cases
    04537 increased from 27 cases to 28 cases
    04543 increased from 70 cases to 72 cases
    04553 increased from 20-49 cases to 50-99 cases
    04573 increased from 6-19 cases to 20-49 cases
    04578 increased from 111 cases to 113 cases
     
    ZIP Code Probable and Confirmed Cases Population
    04342 20-49 1,694
    04348 65 3,070
    04353 59 2,348
    04535 6-19 695
    04537 28 2,115
    04538 30 2,297
    04539 19 1,501
    04541 Data Suppressed 42
    04543 72 2,201
    04544 6 to 19 750
    04551 20-49 916
    04553 50-99 1,802
    04554 6 to 19 708
    04555 20-49 1,782
    04556 20-49 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 20-49 527
    04576 1 to 5 634
    04578 113 4,539