Public Health Notice: Fatal Drug Overdose Incident

The Connecticut Department of Public Health Injury and Violence Surveillance Unit is providing the following information for situational awareness.  Data are preliminary and are subject to change.

This fatal drug overdose alert was generated by data from the Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME).

As of 9:00 AM on 07/16/2021, four (4) fatal, suspected drug overdoses were reported by the OCME within the past 24 hours in residents serviced by the North Central Health District, the Town of Somers Health Department, and the Farmington Valley Health District. For context, the entire State of Connecticut averages four fatal, suspected overdoses per day.

There were three fatalities in East Windsor and one fatality in Granby.

The North Central Health District, Town of Somers Health Department, and Farmington Valley Health District Directors are being notified as well as state officials at the CT Department of Public Health, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and the CT Poison Control Center.

We are working closely with local authorities and partners to monitor the situation and will provide more details, as they become available.

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