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27 opioid overdoses in 7 days in county

Health District: Ages ranged from 15 to 66

 

September 12, 2019



During one week in July, 27 people in Snohomish County overdosed because of opioids. Two of those overdoses were fatal.

That information comes from the third annual seven-day point-in-time count by the Snohomish Health District in partnership with the Snohomish County Opioid Response Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) Group.

There were fewer overdoses reported this year compared to the past two counts, said health district spokeswoman Heather Thomas. The 2017 count included 37 overdoses, and the 2018 count increased to 57 overdoses. The number of deaths was the same this year as last year.

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