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Oct. 30, 2020 – The release said analysts in the Injury and Prevention Section of the OHA Public Health Division found that Oregon saw a nearly 70 percent increase in the number of overdose deaths in April and May 2020 compared to the same time in 2019. There was also a nearly 8 percent increase in the number of overdose deaths during the first quarter of 2020, compared to the same time period in 2019.
The release said in addition, the analysis found that between April and May of 2020, there was a 28 percent increase in overdose deaths and a more than 15 percent increase in overdose deaths between March and April. Opioid-involved deaths increased nearly 70 percent in April and May compared to the previous two months. Opioid deaths accounted for almost 73 percent of total overdose deaths in May 2020.