6 °C
43 °F
Mainly SunnyThu
10 °C
50 °F
Periods Of RainFri
6 °C
43 °F
8 °C
46 °F

Windsor Essex Christmas Events Guide

Local Events

Traffic Cameras


Sign Up Here

Lowest Gas Prices

Elevated Rates Of Fentanyl-Related Emergency Department Visits Reported

Thursday June 24th, 2021, 11:02am


Hello time traveller!!
This article is 889 days old.
The information listed below is likely outdated and has been preserved for archival purposes.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has issued a alert after their surveillance and monitoring system identified an increase in substance use-related Emergency Department visits and Emergency Medical Service calls inclusively between June 14th and June 20th of 2021.

Officials say that over this consecutive seven-day period, there were 30 substance use-related ED visits flagged by the system, and a total of 19 EMS Overdose Notifications were received.

They say that these numbers do not meet standard thresholds for an alert; however, this alert is being issued because there has been a significant increase in the number of fentanyl-related ED visits during this time period, including seven fentanyl overdoses and twelve non-overdoses.

Daily Newsletter

Sign up to receive all the latest, local news stories you may have missed!

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Do You Like This Article?

Content Continues Below Local Sponsor Message
Content Continues Below Local Sponsor Message
Content Continues Below Local Sponsor Message