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Overdose deaths rose 31 percent in Alabama during the pandemic

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
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Date: Jun 03 2021 1:34 PM

ALABAMA:    According to a recent data analysis compiled from the latest CDC data, overdose deaths in Alabama were up 31 percent in 2020 over 2019.

Since the start of the pandemic, 944 people have died of a drug overdose in Alabama, which is 225 more people than in 2019, when 719 Alabamians died of drug overdoses.

A team of data analysts compiled the latest CDC data to shed light on the growing health crisis that’s killed nearly 87,000 Americans. Alabama is not alone.


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