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County of San Bernardino Addresses Surge of Fentanyl Overdoses and Deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 17, 2022 Contact:  Francis Delapaz; Communications Officer; (909) 520-5103; San Bernardino County’s Public Health Officer has issued a health advisory to bring attention to the dangers of fentanyl due to a marked increase of overdose deaths in the county. Health advisories are issued to raise public awareness when a significant threat to public health is identified, along with recommendations to eliminate or mitigate the risk. In 2018, there were 30 fentanyl overdose deaths in the county. The number rose to 74 residents in 2019, and then to 227 in 2020. Last ...