CLEVELAND – There have been more than 40 drug overdose-related deaths since Memorial Day in Cuyahoga County, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The 43 total deaths were recorded between May 26 and June 7—a 13-day stretch.
The deceased ranged in age between 21 and 67, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office data.
Of the 43, 29 of the victims were male and 14 were female.
More than half (20) of the victims lived in Cleveland. Other cities included Lakewood, Westlake, Parma and Elyria, among others.
All of the cases remain under investigation.
There have been 315 reported overdoses in the county in 2017, according to officials. Of those, 250 were from heroin or fentanyl.
Anyone who needs help with an opioid addiction can contact Project DAWN at 216-778-5677 or call the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services board’s 24-hour hotline at 216-623-6888.
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