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By Madeline Coats
Editor, Mill Creek Beacon 

Third annual count tracks 27 opioid overdoses in seven days in Snohomish County

Data gathered from partners throughout the county gives insight into the epidemic


Last updated 10/8/2019 at 5:36pm

During one week in July, 27 people in Snohomish County overdosed because of opioids, causing two fatalities. 

This information comes from the third annual 7-day point-in-time count by the Snohomish Health District in partnership with the Snohomish County Opioid Response Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) Group. 

The point-in-time effort started two summers ago. Up until then, the only primary data about the effect of opioids in Snohomish County was total number of deaths. It could take 12 to 18 months to get those numbers. 

To better analyze and respond to the opioid epidemic, the Health Di...

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