Provisional Monthly Drug Overdose Deaths from September 2019 to September 2020

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Today, NCHS released the next set of monthly provisional drug overdose death counts.

Provisional data show that the reported number of drug overdose deaths occurring in the United States increased by 26.8% from the 12 months ending in September 2019 to the 12 months ending in September 2020, from 68,757 to 87,203.  After adjustments for delayed reporting, the predicted number of drug overdose deaths showed an increase of 28.8% from the 12 months ending in September 2019 to the 12 months ending in September 2020, from 70,036 to 90,237. 

The reported number of opioid-involved drug overdose deaths in the United States for the 12-month period ending in September 2020 (64,472) increased from 48,140 in the previous year. The predicted number of opioid-involved drug overdose deaths in the United States for the 12-month period ending in September 2020 (66,813) increased from 49,125 in the previous year. Recent trends may still be partially due to incomplete data. 

 

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