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Statewide Opioid Numbers Show Significant Rise

July 16th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

New data on opioid overdose deaths has been released by the Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center showing a significant increase in the number of overdose deaths in Maryland in 2020. Health experts are seeing historic numbers across the nation- including Maryland where overdoses throughout the state increased by 18.7% from 2019 to 2020. Western Maryland has been hit with the largest surge in the state- experiencing a 45.9% increase in overdose deaths. Congressman David Trone represents Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties…