New numbers show over 1,300 opioid-related deaths in Ontario in 2018
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, June 3, 2019 11:38AM EDT
Latest data indicate that more than 1,360 people died of opioid poisoning in Ontario last year.
The vast majority of those deaths were accidental, with fentanyl being the chief culprit.
Three-quarters of the deaths occurred at home and almost one-third of fatalities were over the age of 45.
Toronto's public health department says 294 people died from opioids in the city last year.