Four British Columbians died each day from illicit drug overdoses through September, the provincial coroners service has confirmed.
There were a total of 127 suspected fatal drug overdoses – a 112 per cent increase from September 2019 and a 15 per cent decrease from the record-breaking number of deaths seen in August.
Vancouver, Surrey and Victoria continued to see the highest numbers of overdoses, the latest data shows.
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