Earlier this week, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) released new data regarding emergency department visits for drug overdoses in Ottawa, available by clicking here.
These statistics build upon the data previously released earlier this month which you can find on my website at https://shadqadri.com/2017/05/05/oph-data-report-on-overdoses/
This week, Public Health Ontario also released a new data tool that shows the overdose rates across the province. This data is current up to 2016 and can be found at the following link:
In releasing the above data, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Chief Medical Officer of Health and Provincial Overdose Coordinator, and the Chief Coroner for Ontario issued a joint statement, which can be found here.
For more information on illicit Fentanyl and how to respond to an overdose, I encourage all residents to visit www.stopoverdoseottawa.ca.