The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch of the Division of Public Health recently posted an update of suspected overdose deaths, fentanyl-positive deaths, and provisional data on ED visits for overdose.
Suspected Overdose Deaths
There were 332 suspected overdose deaths in January 2023 compared to 368 in January 2022.
There were 241 fentanyl-positive deaths last November compared to 264 in November of the previous year (2021).
Overdose Involving Medication or Drugs with Dependency Potential
There were 1,469 overdose ED visits in January 2023 involving medication or drugs with dependency potential compared to 1,296 this time last year (January 2022).