B.C. records highest ever number of opioid deaths in May

The BC Coroners Service has released some disturbing new numbers around drug overdose deaths.

In May, the province recorded 170 suspected illicit drug toxicity deaths — the highest monthly total ever recorded in B.C. It equates to about 5.5 deaths a day.

It’s a 93-per-cent spike over the number of deaths in May 2019, and a 44-per-cent increase over April 2020.

Read more here: https://globalnews.ca/news/7054856/bc-highest-number-opioid-deaths-ever-may-2020/