Reports of 37 Opioid Overdoses Within Seven Days in Snohomish County
First-ever coordinated data gathering yields important insights
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District recently reached out to first responders, medical providers, community leaders, and local partners last month asking for help in collecting data about opioid overdoses. Moving beyond the gathering of historical data, the effort convened representatives from across the county to voluntarily collect real-time data on overdoses for one week and share the results with the Health District. The result: reports of 37 total overdoses in Snohomish County that appeared to be related to opioids, including three deaths.
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