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Black New Yorkers Suffer Record Surge in Overdose Deaths

Last week, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) announced overdose deaths reached a new record high for New York City in 2020. A stunning 2,062 people died of drug overdoses, or an average of six people per day, which is 27 percent more deaths than 2019. Both the COVID-19 pandemic and the opioid crisis have …