Contact: Laura McCasland
Communication & Media Officer
Cell (916) 420-0600
Below is the latest information available regarding the opioid-related overdoses that were reported in the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services news releases dated March 25th, March 29th, April 1st and April 6th.
Question: What is the current number of overdoses that have been reported to Public Health?
Answer: As of this morning, 48 opioid-related overdoses have been reported.
Question: How many deaths are suspected of being caused by this street drug?
Answer: As of this morning, of the 48 overdoses, ten deaths suspected to be related have been reported. There have been 9 deaths in Sacramento County and one death in Yolo County.
Question: What is the age range for the 48 people who have overdosed?
Answer: Age range is 16-67 years of age.
Question: What is the gender breakdown for the 48 people who have overdosed?
Answer: The gender breakdown is about 50/50, 50% male and 50% female.
Question: What can people do to stop these overdoses?
Answer: Public Health advises residents to decline from taking prescription-type pills that are not prescribed by and obtained from one's own physician and/or pharmacy.
This will be posted on our Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services News Release page at: http://www.dhhs.saccounty.net/Pages/News-Releases.aspx