The province’s first initial count of overdose deaths in 2019 shows a sharp decline from preceding several years but a selection that continues to be miles earlier mentioned what was once regarded “normal” for British Columbia.

There had been 981 illicit-drug-overdose deaths in B.C. last 12 months, according to a B.C. Coroners Company (BCCS) report unveiled these days (February 24).

Which is down about a third from 1,543 deaths in 2018 and 1,495 the 12 months right before that.

B.C. main coroner Lisa Lapointe observed that the full for 2019 is virtually the correct selection of deaths B.C. saw in

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