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Overdose deaths in Waterloo Region highest since 2017

Regional Police say 64 people have died of a suspected overdose in 2020
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A grim milestone has been reached in Waterloo Region.

According to data from Waterloo Regional Police, 64 people have now died of a suspected overdose locally in 2020, surpassing the 63 deaths recorded in all of last year.

Between August 5 and September 2, 10 deaths have been recorded.

It's the highest count in that regard since 2017, when there were 86 overdose deaths.

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