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The proportion of fatal overdoses averaged 7% of total overdoses over the course of 2021 (Table 1) and has stayed at that level during the first five months of 2022 as a whole, although the monthly proportion of fatalities fluctuated from a low of 6% in January and May to 8% in April. During the first five months of 2021, the average number of overdoses per month was 658 (49 fatal and 609 nonfatal cases). During the first five months of 2022, the average number of overdoses per month was 792 (53 fatal and 739 nonfatal cases). The proportion of fatalities in January–May 2022 (266) is 9.0% higher than the first five months of 2021 (244).
Sorg, Marcella H. and Leidenfrost, Abby, "Maine Cumulative Monthly Overdose Report for January through May 2022" (2022). Health & Public Safety. 38.
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