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Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record High in Connecticut

HARTFORD, CT (Updated 7:30 p.m.) – After seeing a small downturn in 2018 in the number of accidental intoxication deaths, the number who died jumped 18% to hit a record high 1,200 in 2019, according to a report released Friday by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The 1,200 deaths marks the highest annual number recorded since the state started tracking such numbers.

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