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# ED overdose visits in Q1 2022 in Virginia

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On 17 November, the U.S. CDC published provisional estimates indicating a record number of overdose deaths in the U.S. Approximately 100k overdose deaths occurred between April 2020 and April 2021, which is a 28% increase from the estimated 78k overdose deaths that occurred from April 2019 to April 2020. Virginia saw a steeper increase of about 35.5%, from an estimated 1,669 deaths to about 2,262 deaths.

Rapid medical responses to overdoses can prevent death. There were a total of 18,350 overdose emergency department (ED) visits in Virginia in 2020. So far in 2021 there have been: 4,662 ED overdose visits in Q1, 5,696 ED overdose visits in Q2, and 5,849 in Q3.

How many emergency department overdose visits will there be in Q1 2022 in Virginia?

This will resolve on the basis of the total number of ED overdose visits in Virginia in Q1 2022 (1 January - 31 March). To access this data, see the “VDH Health District All Drug” tab on the Excel spreadsheet link “2015-2021 Statistics (.xlsx file)” that can be accessed here. The totals for January, February, and March will be added to get a total for Q1.

If the number is greater than 10,000, then this resolves as >10k.

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