The New Haven Register is reporting that there’ve been 80 overdoses on the Green in the last two days. Two patients overdosed three times each Wednesday. It was ongoing earlier this afternoon. DPH delivered 50 more doses of naloxone to city first responders and is facilitating communications between city agencies. DMHAS has engaged mental health professionals to help.
A new CDC report found that drug overdose deaths in CT rose 7.6% from 985 in 2016 to 1,060 in 2017. Nationally drug overdose deaths rose 6.6% over those years.