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57 overdoses over 7 days in Snohomish County

 

August 8, 2018



More than 50 overdoses in one week. Twelve in one day.

The Snohomish Health District – in partnership with the Snohomish County Opioid Response Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) Group – recently completed a second seven-day point-in-time data collection for opioid overdoses from July 9-15.

The data represents reports from local fire, police, EMS, hospitals, the syringe exchange and the medical examiner’s office.

The report is disheartening: 57 overdoses in one week, two being fatal. The 57 overdoses are up from last year’s inaugural count in July of 37, when there were three deaths....



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