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AG Becerra: Within The Last 2 Years California Has Seen A 25% Increase In Opioid Overdose Deaths

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California’s attorney general and law enforcement leaders addressed the climbing rates of opioid overdoses across the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the effects of these plagues are exacerbating,” said Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

He said Friday that within the last two years, there’s been a 25% increase in drug overdose deaths in California. Becerra pointed to San Diego, noting a 50% increase in overdose deaths in July and August, compared to the months leading up to the pandemic.

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