Buncombe County Submitted: September 22, 2021 | Updated: October 20, 2021

(September 2021) Request for Buncombe County, NC: Demographic data for deaths due to Covid-19 from 01/01/21 – 08/12/21

Hi Buncombe County Health Department (and Kassi / Buncombe County Government CC'd),

I'd like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law.
If this information is already publicly available online or in some other format, please send me a link:

A1) Please provide the total number of deaths in Buncombe County, NC due to Covid-19 during the specific time period of 01/01/21 through 08/12/21.

A2) Additionally -- Please provide that same information broken down by the following data points:
Race, Ethnicity, Age, Gender, Date of death.

Please do not include any other personally identifiable information beyond those specific data points.
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** If possible, please provide the requested information in the form of graphs showing changes over time, such as what is visible on the NCDHHS website. If this is not possible, that is fine also (I acknowledge that you are not required to create records in a format in which they do not already exist).

Thank you for your assistance!

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • October 20, 2021 12:14 pm

    5 days ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Lillian Govus <[email protected]>
    cc: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>,
    Stacie Saunders <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 20, 2021, 12:14 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2021) Request for Buncombe County, NC: Demographic data for deaths due to Covid-19 from 01/01/21 – 08/12/21

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County Government,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request. I’ve marked it as completed on our site.

     

    Have a good day!


    Status: Completed
  • October 18, 2021 10:45 am

    1 week ago

    from: Stacey Wood <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>,
    Stacie Saunders <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 18, 2021, 10:45 AM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (September 2021) Request for Buncombe County, NC: Demographic data for deaths due to Covid-19 from 01/01/21 – 08/12/21

     

    Hello,

     

    Here is the information responsive to your request.

     

    Please find the information requested for deaths filed in Buncombe County with COVID-19 listed. I have checked the totals for the time period requested.

     

    Regarding the records request, please note, that this request asked for all deaths filed “IN” Buncombe County. Many of these deaths represent individuals with a county of residence outside of Buncombe County. Please send that note to requestor.

     

    A1) Please provide the total number of deaths in Buncombe County, NC due to Covid-19 during the specific time period of 01/01/21 through 08/12/21.

     

    = 271 COVID-19 Deaths were filed IN Buncombe County during this period of time. Please NOTE: This number includes individuals whose death was filed IN Buncombe County BUT may have been a resident of another County.

     

    A2) Additionally — Please provide that same information broken down by the following data points:
    Race, Ethnicity, Age, Gender, Date of death.

     

    Please NOTE: This data includes individuals whose death was filed IN Buncombe County BUT may have been a resident of another County.

     

    Total Number in 1/1/2021-8/12/2021 by Race:

    – American Indian/Native American = 4

    – Black = 19

    – Asian = 4

    – Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian = 3

    – White = 234

    – Other = 7

     

    Total number in 1/1/2021-8/12/2021 by Sex/Gender

    – Male = 151

    – Female = 119

     

    Total Number in 1/1/2021-8/12/2021 by Age Group in Years

    – 0-17 = 0

    – 18-24 = 0

    – 25-49 = 14

    – 50-64 = 38

    – 65-74 = 60

    – 75+ = 158

     

    – The report does not stratify by Ethnicity.

     

    – Date of Death cannot be released after review from Legal Compliance (Considered Protected Information and subject to Privacy and Confidentiality requirements).

     

    Thank you,

    Stacey Wood

    Communications Team | Public Information Officer

    Buncombe County Health & Human Services

    Media Line: (828) 775-1321

    Media Email: [email protected]


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • October 8, 2021 4:29 pm

    2 weeks ago

    **10/8/21 Editor’s Note: We will follow up again on this request in early November. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 30, 2021 3:43 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>,
    Stacie Saunders <[email protected]>
    cc: Stacey Wood <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 30, 2021, 3:43 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (September 2021) Request for Buncombe County, NC: Demographic data for deaths due to Covid-19 from 01/01/21 – 08/12/21

     

    Hello Sunshine, just letting you know that we have received this and are in the process of reviewing. Thank you,

     

    Kassi Day
    she/hers
    Communications & Public Engagement, PIO


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 30, 2021 3:40 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 30, 2021, 3:40 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2021) Request for Buncombe County, NC: Demographic data for deaths due to Covid-19 from 01/01/21 – 08/12/21

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County Health Department (and Kassi / Buncombe County Government CC’d),

     

    I am following up on this request that was sent in last week: (September 2021) Request for Buncombe County, NC: Demographic data for deaths due to Covid-19 from 01/01/21 – 08/12/21

     

    Please confirm that the request has been received on your end, and if / when it will begin being processed. Please provide a timeline or rough estimate as to when the request will be completed, and I will follow up around the time you specify.

     

    In any case, I’ll plan to follow up again in mid-October if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!


    Status: Follow up
  • September 22, 2021 2:04 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 22, 2021, 2:04 PM
    subject: Records Request: (September 2021) Request for Buncombe County, NC: Demographic data for deaths due to Covid-19 from 01/01/21 – 08/12/21

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County Health Department (and Kassi / Buncombe County Government CC’d),

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again in early October if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (September 2021) Request for Buncombe County, NC: Demographic data for deaths due to Covid-19 from 01/01/21 – 08/12/21

     

    Message: “Hi Buncombe County Health Department (and Kassi / Buncombe County Government CC’d),

     

    I’d like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law.
    If this information is already publicly available online or in some other format, please send me a link:

     

    A1) Please provide the total number of deaths in Buncombe County, NC due to Covid-19 during the specific time period of 01/01/21 through 08/12/21.

     

    A2) Additionally — Please provide that same information broken down by the following data points:
    Race, Ethnicity, Age, Gender, Date of death.

     

    Please do not include any other personally identifiable information beyond those specific data points.
    ——-

     

    ** If possible, please provide the requested information in the form of graphs showing changes over time, such as what is visible on the NCDHHS website. If this is not possible, that is fine also (I acknowledge that you are not required to create records in a format in which they do not already exist).

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Thank you!


    ** Sunshine Request (www.sunshinerequest.com) makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • September 22, 2021 10:57 am

    1 month ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending