Opioid overdose deaths in Cuyahoga County spike to near record monthly high in May

Cuyahoga County drug overdoses

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cuyahoga County had 52 opioid overdose deaths in May, second only to the 60 overdoses reported in February of 2017, County Medical Examiner Tom Gilson said Tuesday.

With cocaine overdoses included, the toll for May rises to 68, the deadliest month ever, said Gilson, who was providing an update to the County Council’s Public Safety and Justice Affairs Committee.