The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch of the Division of Public Health recently revised the provisional data on opioid-related poisoning deaths (NC OCME), opioid overdose emergency department visits (NC DETECT) and statewide harm reduction data (NCHRC). Since many of the Division’s public health partners have been called to focus their time and attention on responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the reports are not yet posted on the web but are available as PDF’s below.
There were 622 opioid overdose ED visits this April compared to 547 this time last year (April 2019).
Overdose Involving Medication or Drugs with Dependency Potential:
There were 1,116 overdose ED visits this April involving medication or drugs with dependency potential compared to 1,012 this time last year (April 2019).