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Drug-Related Overdose & Death Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide timely trends in drug-related overdoses and deaths at the public health unit level. This is both a syndromic surveillance approach, where evidence from the scene/investigation or preliminary autopsy findings are used to define cases, and the use of toxicology results and conclusions on the cause of death. Local data originates from overdose-related hospital emergency department visits and admissions, the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and from the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Overdose Reporting Tool. The report is updated monthly.