Friday, June 30, 2017

129 dead of overdose in B.C. in May

The BC Coroners Service has released statistics showing 129 people died in May, down slightly from 136 in April. A total of 619 people have died in the first 5 months of 2017.

In 2016, the number of deaths in which fentanyl was detected was about 60 per cent. For the first four months of this year, that rose to 72 per cent. No deaths were reported from supervised consumption sites.