High Rates Of Drug Related Overdoses Reported

Friday February 5th, 2021

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The Windsor-Essex Community Opioid and Substance Strategy is reporting an increase in drug-related overdoses between January 27th through February 3rd, 2021.

Officials report twenty-two fentanyl-related emergency department visits during this time period and sixteen of those were overdoses.

“Based on our comparisons to previous years for this week, these numbers are extremely high and warrant a community alert,” a release from the WECOSS.

Partners involved in the WECOSS including Health Unit, Windsor Regional Hospital, Essex Windsor-EMS, Erie Shores Healthcare, and Police Services continue to monitor this increase and are working to understand more about these reported cases.

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