The latest Virginia Fatal Drug Overdose Report was just published.
Some main takeaways are:
• Fentanyl caused or contributed to death in 59.3% of all fatal overdoses in 2019
• Preliminary final totals for 2019 indicate an 8.8% increase in fatal overdoses
• The number of fatal overdoses in 2019 (1617) is the largest ever seen in Virginia
• Fatal non-opioid drug overdoses are on the rise: cocaine overdoses increased 8.7% and methamphetamine overdoses increased 55.9%
The full report can be found at: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/18/2020/04/Quarterly-Drug-Death-Report-FINAL-Q4-2019.pdf