Monthly Provisional Drug Overdose Counts through March 2021

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NCHS has released the next set of monthly provisional drug overdose death counts.  The monthly counts are released under the Vital Statistics Rapid Release program as an interactive data visualization.

Findings:

  • Provisional data show that the predicted number of drug overdose deaths in the United States showed an increase of 30.8% from the 12 months ending in March 2020 to the 12 months ending in March 2021, from 75,798 to 99,106.
  • The predicted number of opioid-involved drug overdose deaths in the United States for the 12-month period ending in March 2021 (74,724) increased from 54,017 in the previous year.

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