Provisional Drug Overdose Death Counts (thru June 2020)

 

NCHS released the latest monthly provisional data on drug overdose deaths in America on Wednesday.  This release covers the one-year period ending in June of 2020, and the impact of the pandemic on drug abuse in the country is reflected in the new numbers.

Provisional data show that the reported number of drug overdose deaths occurring in the United States increased by 19.5% from the 12 months ending in June 2019 to the 12 months ending in June 2020, from 67,787 to 81,003.  After adjustments for delayed reporting, the predicted number of drug overdose deaths showed an increase of 21.3% from the 12 months ending in June 2019 to the 12 months ending in June 2020, from 68,711 to 83,335.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/drug-overdose-data.htm

 

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