Update on opioid related overdoses Q and A as of April 6, 2016

 

Department of Health and Human Services
Sherri Heller
Director

4/6/2016 10:00 PM

Media Contact:

Laura McCasland    mccaslandla@saccounty.net    (916) 875-2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Contact: Laura McCasland
Communication & Media Officer
916-875-2008
Cell (916) 420-0600
McCaslandLa@SacCounty.net

Below is the latest information available regarding the opioid-related overdoses that were reported in the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services news releases dated March 25th, March 29th, April 1st and April 6th.

Question:  What is the current number of overdoses that have been reported to Public Health?
Answer:  As of this morning, 48 opioid-related overdoses have been reported.

Question:  How many deaths are suspected of being caused by this street drug?
Answer:  As of this morning, of the 48 overdoses, ten deaths suspected to be related have been reported.  There have been 9 deaths in Sacramento County and one death in Yolo County.

Question:  What is the age range for the 48 people who have overdosed?
Answer:  Age range is 16-67 years of age.

Question:  What is the gender breakdown for the 48 people who have overdosed?
Answer:  The gender breakdown is about 50/50, 50% male and 50% female.

Question:  What can people do to stop these overdoses?
Answer:  Public Health advises residents to decline from taking prescription-type pills that are not prescribed by and obtained from one's own physician and/or pharmacy. 

This will be posted on our Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services News Release page at:  http://www.dhhs.saccounty.net/Pages/News-Releases.aspx


 

 

Connect with Sacramento County
Sign-up for news updates!
Translation Disclaimer