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Overdose-related deaths set record in Pima County in 2020

A discussion with the county's chief medical examiner about the findings

The number of overdose-related deaths registered in Pima County set a new record in 2020, according to the chief medical examiner’s annual report. The report tracked 13,461 registered deaths overall, a 26% increase compared to the average for the previous three years. It identified 446 deaths from overdose-related causes, reflecting a 32% increase from the previous year. We discussed the findings with Pima County Chief Medical Examiner Greg Hess.

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