Surge In Drug-Related Overdoses Reported This Past Weekend

Monday July 13th, 2020

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reports an increase in drug-related overdoses between July 10th and July 12th, 2020.

Windsor Police responded to nine overdose calls, all involving fentanyl. Four were reported in the downtown core.

In some instances, up to ten doses of naloxone were administered to reverse the overdose’s effects.

In addition, through Essex-Windsor EMS’ Overdose Notification System, the WECHU reports an increase in dispatches for suspected opioid misuse over the same period.

“Partners involved in the WECOSS including WECHU, Windsor Regional Hospital, Essex Windsor-EMS, Erie Shores Healthcare, Windsor Police Service continue to monitor this increase and are working to understand more about these reported cases,” a release from the Health Unit says.

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