NJ Spotlight News

Big increase in drug overdose deaths during pandemic

Clip: 07/15/2021 | 5m 24s | Video has closed captioning.

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is giving health workers a clearer picture of the toll the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home orders have taken on some people other than in ways directly related to COVID-19. Drug overdose deaths in 2020 hit the highest number ever recorded in the U.S., rising by nearly 30%.

Aired: 07/15/21

Rating: NR

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