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Health Unit Reports High Number Of Opioid Overdoses

Monday April 15th, 2024, 5:34pm

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s Opioid and Substance Use Notification System has issued an Alert regarding a high number of opioid overdoses in the Windsor area between April 7th and April 13th, 2024.

Officials say that fifteen opioid overdoses were reported amongst Emergency Department visits during this period, fourteen of which involved Fentanyl.

There were also sixteen substance use-related EMS calls, ten of which were for suspected opioid overdoses, during the reporting period.

Partners involved in the WECOSS, including the WECHU, 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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