02 Aug 57 overdoses over 7 days in Snohomish County (Edmonds Beacon – 8/2/2018)
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.