Reports from local health and safety officials in at least 31 states indicate that alcohol and drug poisonings and deaths have increased during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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Arizona: Pima County Officials See Increase in Fentanyl Deaths

Arkansas: Arkansas Sees 130% Increase in Naloxone Administration

California: California Hospital Experiences Increase in Overdoses

Connecticut: Connecticut Opioid Overdose Deaths Rise 21.4%

Delaware: Health Officials Fear Rising Overdose Deaths Due to Pandemic


Jacksonville Sees 20% Increase in Overdose Calls

Manatee County Reports 44% Increase in Non-Fatal Overdoses

Florida, New York, Ohio: Local Officials Report Overdose Spikes

Georgia: GA Health Agency Warns of Overdose Increase During Pandemic


Opioid-Related Deaths Double in Cook County

DuPage County Coroner Sounds Alarm After 22 Overdose Deaths in 3 Weeks


Officials Report Increase in Overdoses Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Allen County Sees Increase in Overdoses

Kentucky: Madison County Coroner Sees Increase in Overdose Deaths

Maine: Maine Experiences 23% Increase in Overdose Deaths

Maryland: Opioid-Related ED Visits Down, Deaths Up in Maryland

Michigan: Michigan EMS Runs for Overdoses Increase 26%

Minnesota: Duluth Overdoses Spike as Pandemic Decreases Access to Aid

Missouri: Springfield Area Sees Uptick in Overdoses During Pandemic

Nevada: U.S. Attorney: Nevada Overdose Deaths Already Exceed 2019 Total

New Hampshire: Concord Medical Calls for Alcohol Poisoning, Drug Overdoses Increase 40%

New Jersey: State Officials Say Overdose Deaths Are Up 20%

New York

Erie County Experiences Uptick in Overdoses

Overdose Deaths Jump in Ulster County

Deaths from Drug Overdoses Rise in Auburn, Cayuga County

North Carolina

Robeson County Sheriff Says 2020 Overdose Deaths Have Already Passed 2019 Total

Officials Report Increase in Overdose ED Visits in Carteret County

North Dakota: Drug Overdose Deaths Climb Dramatically in Minot


Cuyahoga County Sees Startling Spike in Overdose Deaths

Overdose Deaths Rise More Than 25% over This Time Last Year in Montgomery County

Ross County Issues Alert After Increases in Overdoses, Deaths


Blair County Sees ‘Huge’ Overdose Increase

Cumberland County Sees Increase in Overdose Deaths

Rhode Island: Overdose Deaths Jump by 29% in First 4 Months of 2020

South Carolina: Drug Abuse, Overdoses Increase in South Carolina

Tennessee: Overdose Deaths Surge in Shelby County

Vermont: Overdoses Rise at ‘Alarming’ Rate in Burlington and Vermont amid Pandemic

Virginia: Overdose Deaths Spike in Northern Shenandoah Valley

Washington: King County Reports Spike Fentanyl Overdose Deaths

West Virginia

West Virginia Overdose-Related Emergency Calls Jump 50%

Overdose Deaths Outpace COVID-19 Deaths in Tri-State Area


Wisconsin Opioid Overdoses More Than Double During Pandemic

Kenosha County Overdose Deaths Increase


ED Visits for Overdose Increase by 34.1%

Drug Overdoses Are Soaring During Coronavirus Pandemic

Reported Overdoses Increase 18% Nationally