Ohio drug overdose deaths jumped 26% in a year

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OHIO — The state of Ohio saw a 26.6% increase in drug overdose deaths in the 12-month period ending April 2021 compared to the 12-month period ending April 2020, the National Center for Health Statistics reported. 

The updated statistics come as federal officials said Wednesday that the number of drug overdose deaths climbed above 100,000 for the first time in the U.S. in a 12-month period. 

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