Contact: Laura McCasland
Communication & Media Officer
Cell (916) 420-0600
Below is the latest information available regarding the opioid-related overdoses that were reported in the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services news releases dated March 25th, March 29th and April 1st.
Question: What is the current number of overdoses that have been reported to Public Health?
Answer: As of this morning, 42 opioid-related overdoses have been reported.
Question: How many deaths are suspected of being caused by this street drug?
Answer: As of this morning, of the 42 overdoses, ten deaths suspected to be related have been reported. There have been 9 deaths in Sacramento County and one death in Yolo County.
Question: What can people do to stop these overdoses?
Answer: Public Health advises residents to decline from taking prescription-type pills that are not prescribed by and obtained from one's own physician and/or pharmacy.
This will be posted on our Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services News Release page at: http://www.dhhs.saccounty.net/Pages/News-Releases.aspx