The opioid overdose epidemic continues to rage in Connecticut, although numbers again show the carnage may be plateauing.
The Connecticut Medical Examiner’s Office just released the overdose death numbers for the first six months of 2018.
Connecticut Medical Examiner’s Statistics
515 people died in contrast to 500 and 538 in the two previous six month periods.
The numbers continue to show the rise of fentanyl as the cause behind the overdose deaths,
Source: Ct. Medical Examiner’s Office numbers. Graphs by Canning.
Connecticut Overdose Deaths Plateau