539 people in Connecticut died of accidental drug intoxication deaths during the first six months of 2017, which projects to 1078 for the year, an increase of 17.5% over 2016, according to the state Medical Examiner’s Office.
Fentanyl continued to fuel the rise in deaths.
Fentanyl was present in 322 deaths during the first half of 2017, which projects to 644 for the year, an increase of 34% from 2016.
Fentanyl was present in more deaths than Heroin.
Fentanyl was present in 322 deaths in the first six months, projecting to 644.
Heroin was present in 257 deaths in the first six months, projecting to 514.
Heroin and Fentanyl together were present in 177 deaths, projecting to 354.
Heroin without Fentanyl was present in 80 deaths, projecting to 160.
Fentanyl without Heroin was present in 145 deaths, projecting to 290 deaths.
No end in sight.
Full data can be viewed here, including all opioid and other drug deaths.
Connecticut Accidental Drug Intoxication Deaths Office of the Chief Medical Examiner