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Press Release
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

As of today,  the overall number of overdose deaths for the period January 1, 2017 to April 30, 2017 is at 173.  78% of these are from opiates and the majority of these are fentanyl and /or fentanyl analogue related.  During the same period in 2016, we saw 104 overdose deaths here in Franklin County.  This is approximately a 66% increase since last year. If we follow the current trajectory we will have over 500 people die of overdoses this year compared to 353 in 2016.

Please find the 2017 data on our website at :  http://coroner.franklincountyohio.gov/about-us/statistics/statistics-2017.