During 2020, opioid overdose deaths in the state of New York increased 44%, from 2,939 in 2019 to 4,233 in 2020. This is an average of nearly 12 resident deaths every day during 2020. Overall, drug-involved overdose deaths in New York increased by 37% from 3,617 in 2019 to 4,965 in 2020. During 2020, the five New York City boroughs had the most emergency department visits and hospitalizations for opioid overdoses (1,515), emergency department visits (2,962), and the most Naloxone administrations by emergency medical services (EMS) (8,503). Outside New York City, Suffolk . . .
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