The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch of the Division of Public Health (IVPB) recently posted an update of suspected overdose deaths and provisional data on ED visits for overdose. The IVPB was unable to update the fentanyl-positive death report this month.
Suspected Overdose Deaths
There were 373 suspected overdose deaths in April 2023 compared to 351 in April 2022.
Overdose Involving Medication or Drugs with Dependency Potential
There were 1,472 overdose ED visits in April 2023 involving medication or drugs with dependency potential compared to 1,445 this time last year (April 2022).