MI Overdose Deaths Decrease In 2019 But Poised to Increase In 2020
Mon, 03 May 2021 17:17:49 EDT

Michigan health officials are reporting its second consecutive year of decreasing opioid overdose deaths and drug overdose deaths overall, but it could be poised for an increase in 2020.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced that in 2019 there were 2,354 overdose deaths in Michigan. Overall overdose deaths declined by 9.4% from 2,599 in 2018.

However, preliminary data for January to June of 2020 show 1,340 overdose deaths - up from 1,155 in those same months in 2019. Officials say the 2020 deaths are likely to be unreported due to incomplete data.


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