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Overdose deaths down in April report

Overdose deaths down in April report

April numbers released by the BC Coroners Service show a 23 percent drop in overdose related deaths.

According to the report, 124 deaths were linked to drug overdoses in Aprils, down from a near-record 161 in March.

Fentanyl remained the largest contributor in overdoses for the month.

Every region other than the Fraser Health Region saw a drop in fatal overdoses for the month.

About Jeff Blagden

News Reporter/ Anchor. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Jeff has a background in sports journalism, and radio hosting. He comes most recently from his post as a morning show host in Chetwynd.

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