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Maine CDC now releasing COVID-19 data by zip code

The Maine CDC is now providing coronavirus case count information by zip code, shedding new light on the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

AUGUSTA, Maine — For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic hit Maine, the State is now sharing more detailed geographical information about those who have COVID-19. 

The Maine CDC started releasing case data by zip code on Wednesday. 

The Maine CDC coronavirus website has an interactive map, highlighting all the zip codes in the state. When hovering over an area, the town shows up with its population and confirmed and probable case count. 

The Maine CDC says per Maine CDC’s privacy policy:

  • Case counts are suppressed in zip codes with fewer than 50 people
  • Exact case counts are suppressed in all zip codes with 5 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

The data shows there are more than 40 cases in 15 Maine zip codes, and 167 zip codes have no reported cases at all.

The data released on Wednesday is from the previous day. It's unclear whether that will remain the trend. 

As of Wednesday in Maine, there have been 95 COVID-19-related deaths. Of the 2,418 total cases, 2,152 are confirmed, 266 are probable, and 285 have recovered. 

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