Morgues Running Out Of Space For Fentanyl Overdoses


At a glance

  • There were 71,000 overdose deaths from fentanyl in 2021.
  • The overdose death rate spiked 1,800% between 2013 and 2020, according to provisional CDC data.
  • A Chicago medical examiner said opioid-related fatalities, mostly tied to fentanyl, outpace every other nonnatural type of death in the area.



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