Seven overdose deaths recorded in Cleveland area in just one day
Fourth Estate Staff
Cleveland, OH, United States (4E) – Seven people have died on Saturday in Cleveland and according to reports, these are due to the drug overdoses.
Tests are to be conducted in order to figure out what kinds of drugs led to the deaths. Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Thomas Gilson said in a statement that they believe heroin or fentanyl is involved. He added, “This cluster of deaths is deeply concerning. Although there is no clear link between the individuals, this number clearly raises the possibility of a very deadly drug in our community.”
Chris Harris, a spokesman for the medical examiner, said that the deaths were not recorded in just one area but in different areas in Cleveland. This is the second highest outbreak of drug overdose deaths this year. In August, 52 people died from heroin or fentanyl overdose in the Cleveland area. This was dubbed as the most opioid deaths in the history of Cleveland.
Cleveland is not the only area suffering from drug overdose deaths. In Cincinnati, people have died due to overdose from the animal sedative called carfentanil . Hospitals in Cincinnati have seen more than a dozen overdoses in a day since July.
The overdose deaths reported came days after a mother in a Massachusetts store collapsed and became unresponsive while her two-year-old daughter frantically tried to wake her mother up. A video of the incident went viral online.
The mother is from New Hampshire and was identified as 36-year-old Mandy McGowen . Her baby is now with the state’s care. She is reportedly trying to get help in order to regain custody of her daughter.