Franklin County Ohio: 10 ODs in 24 Hours

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source: MSN/ABC News

Medical officials in Ohio said at least 10 people just died from drug overdoses in only 26 hours, calling it an “unusually high number” for the area in a such a short period of time.

The Franklin County Coroner’s Office on Sunday reported a surge in overdose deaths and warned residents that they could be fentanyl-related.

“As of about 10am this morning we have had 10 people die of overdoses in about 26 hours. This is an unusually high number for our county in this period of time……….. At this time we know fentanyl can be mixed in to cocaine and methamphetamine. These can be deadly combinations for those who are using.”

Franklin County Ohio Coroner’s Office

Last month, the office issued an alert saying six county residents had died from overdoses in less than 24 hours. That news came just weeks after the office announced that nine people had suffered fatal overdoses in a two-day period in July.

Ohio has been one of the hardest-hit states by the nation’s growing opioid and fentanyl epidemics.

Growing overdose epidemic in Ohio 10 deaths in 26 hours

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