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Health officials seeing more fentanyl-related overdoses, deaths in Shasta County 10/21/2021

Published October 22, 2021

There have been more fentanyl-related overdoses and deaths in Shasta County, according to the Shasta County Health and Human Services (SCHHS).

In 2020, there were seven deaths in Shasta County from fentanyl but there were 11 deaths by mid-June 2021, according to SCHHS.

Health officials said if this pace continues through the rest of the year, the county could see a spike of three times as many deaths compared to 2020.

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