Support Local Journalism. Donate to Cleveland Scene.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Cuyahoga County Overdose Death Prediction Climbs to 806 for This Year

Posted By on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 1:08 PM

click to enlarge cuyco.png

With the latest data now available from May, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has increased the overdose death prediction for 2017 from 775 to 806, a sign that the crisis continues to grow worse with each day.

More than 250 people have fatally overdosed on opiates in Cuyahoga County this year so far, with a significant portion of those deaths being attributed to fentanyl, according to the most recent reports. For years now, dealers have cut the powerful painkiller into the local heroin supply. More and more, cocaine is being cut with fentanyl as well.

Also of note: The rate of African American overdose deaths is increasing by almost 100 percent over last year.

We’re keeping you informed…
...and it’s what we love to do. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, Scene Magazine has been keeping Cleveland informed for years.

It’s never been more important to support local news sources, especially as we all deal with the ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic. Almost everything Scene is about -- our stories, our events, our advertisers -- comes down to getting together. With events on hold, and no print distribution for the foreseeable future, every little bit helps.

A free press means accountability and a well-informed public, and we want to keep our unique and independent reporting available for many, many years to come.

If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to Scene. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture. Thank you.


Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2020 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation