38.6% Increase in NYC Overdose Deaths chart

38.6% Increase in NYC Overdose Deaths: CDC Projects

More than 2,300 people died of drug overdoses in New York City during the 12 months ending in March of 2021, coinciding with the Covid-19 pandemic. The U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) delivered deeply troubling news this week as it released new provisional data showing all but three states in the U.S. experienced an alarming rise in …