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During October there were a total of 870 fatal and nonfatal overdoses, including 60 (7%) confirmed and suspected fatal overdoses and 810 (93%) nonfatal overdoses. The proportion of fatal to nonfatal overdoses has decreased from 9% to 7% between January and October. Deduplicated data derived from multiple statewide sources were compiled to reach these totals. They include nonfatal overdose incidents reported by hospital emergency rooms (ED), emergency medical service (EMS) responses without transport to the ED; overdose reversals reported by law enforcement; and overdose reversals reported by community members or agencies receiving state-distributed naloxone. There are also an unknown number of private overdose reversals that were not reported and an unknown number of the community-reported reversals that may have overlapped with emergency response by EMS or law enforcement.
Sorg, Marcella H. and Leidenfrost, Abby, "Maine Monthly Overdose Report for October 2021" (2021). Health & Public Safety. 23.
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