Minnesota has seen an increase in fatal drug overdoses of 327% over 11 years, state data says.

The number of recorded fatal overdoses statewide in 2010 numbered 229, but in 2021, jumped to 978.

Opioid-involved overdose deaths among Minnesotans increased by 43% from 2020 to 2021, and deaths have more than doubled since 2019. In 2021, Minneapolis represented 20% of statewide opioid deaths despite comprising just 8% of the state’s population. (Excerpt from Just the News.)


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