Monthly Provisional Drug Overdose Counts through September 2021

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.

Note that due to recent improvements in the timeliness of death certificate reporting, provisional estimates of drug overdose deaths will now be reported 4 months after the date of death, shortening the previous 6-month lag by 2 months (Please see the Technical Notes of the dashboard for more information). Thus, the new update today features data on the 12-month period ending in September 2021.

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