Request for death records

Kyra Senese filed this request with the Maricopa County Department Of Public Health of Maricopa County, AZ.
Multi Request Request for death records


From: Kyra Senese

To whom it may concern:

This is a request pursuant to the Arizona Public Records Law. We are requesting all available death records dating July 2, 2020, to the date this request is ultimately fulfilled, with the following information, if available, for each case:

- case number
- decedent name
- date of death
- location of death
- race
- ethnicity
- age
- gender
- occupation/industry
- whether injury/infection occurred at work
- incident location (street address, city, state, ZIP where injury/infection occurred)
- incident date
- decedent residence (street address, city, state, ZIP)
- cause(s) of death, with complete MOD and COD fields (indicating if COVID related)
- contributing factors
- any other non-exempt information contained in case records

This request is part of an ongoing collaboration involving the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University, the MuckRock Foundation and partner newsrooms across the country. This request is part of a news-gathering process and is intended for educational, not commercial use.

We request expedited processing to the extent possible. This information is critical to the public’s understanding of the coronavirus pandemic and its local impact on public health. Let us know if we can help clarify this request in any way. Please also consider waiving any fees for producing the requested records.

Please provide the data in excel or csv spreadsheet format as an email attachment, if possible. Please feel free to reach me at 630-608-8844 or with any questions or updates.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. We look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.

Kyra Senese
Brown Institute for Media Innovation

From: Maricopa County Department Of Public Health

The request has been rejected by the agency.