B.C. Just Saw More Than 100 Overdoses In A Single Day

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Paramedics responded to 131 overdoses across B.C. on Friday, making it “the most recorded in a single day.” B.C. Emergency Health Services said the number is double the daily average.

“Overdoses were across B.C., from Chilliwack to Cowichan,” the agency said in its tweet.

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B.C. is currently dealing with two public health crises – the COVID-19 pandemic and the overdose crisis.

The province reported 170 overdose deaths in May alone, marking the highest single-month record of overdose deaths in B.C. Meanwhile, the number of provincial COVID-19 deaths is at 174. 

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