Documenting COVID-19

Collier County Medical Examiner COVID-19 deaths

Date Updated: October 8, 2020

Date Added: October 8, 2020

Collier County, FL

This material includes the Collier County Medical Examiner response to a Freedom of Information Act request for case records dating January 1 to July 29, 2020. Information sought in the request, filed by Matt Kiefer, includes details such as: date of death, race, ethnicity, age, gender, location; cause(s) of death.


When providing the FOIA response for this request, Elizabeth Alfonso Nunez, director of Operations for District Twenty Medical Examiner, provided the following information:

Fields such as industry/work or their residency address is not gathered or entered by this office. Those fields are demographical and obtained by the funeral homes for the death certificate (exempt from Fl.S. 119). The only time the residency address is included is if it is the location of death. In regards to infection location/date/etc., that is tracked by the epidemiologist at the Department of Health.

The determination if COVID-19 caused the death is made by a medical examiner and approved by the chief medical examiner. If there are contributing medical factors, they are listed in the primary portion of the cause of death or in the contributory section.

The first death related to COVID-19 begins on March 26, 2020, in Collier County.

Principal Subject:
Chief Medical Examiner Marta Coburn

Date Range:
January 1 to July 29, 2020


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