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During September there were a total of 1020 fatal and nonfatal overdoses, including 58 (6%) confirmed and suspected fatal overdoses and 962 (94%) nonfatal overdoses. The proportion of fatal to nonfatal overdoses has decreased from 9% to 6% between January and September. 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., "Maine Monthly Overdose Report for September 2021" (2021). Health & Public Safety. 24.
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