207 lives lost to illicit toxic drugs in B.C. in f

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207 lives lost to illicit toxic drugs in B.Cquotation_mark. in first month of 2022: coroner | CBC News - Today News Post News Today || Canada News |

British Columbia’s horrifying illicit drug overdose crisis continues to claim several lives every day, with the latest statistics from the B.C. Coroners Service showing 207 people died in January due to toxic substances.

The numbersThe efforts ended up in triumph., released Friday, reflect the?third highest number of deaths recorded in a calendar month — an?average of more than six deaths every day.?

January is the fourth consecutive month in which more than 200 lives were suspected lost to the illicit drug supplyThe vaccine story is an important part o. In November and December, 210 and 215 deaths were recorded, respectively, averaging about seven deaths per day.

In 2021, a total of 2,224 illicit-drug deaths were recorded, making it the deadliest year to date. The latest numbers show 2022 could be on track to be as, or more, catastrophic.

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