Toronto reports highest-ever daily opioid overdose count during August long weekend

Harm reduction workers 'burnt out'


submitted by Steve Hall, written by Ali Raza on August 9 2021, CBC News


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Toronto reports highest-ever daily opioid overdose count during August long weekend (msn.com)


'There were almost 200 opioid-related overdose calls Toronto over the August long weekend, with 51 calls to 911 on July 30 alone — marking the highest number of emergency calls for overdoses on a single day since local paramedics began monitoring data in 2017....in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city saw an 80 per cent increase in the number of deaths reported...'

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