Franklin County Coroner's Office reports 12 suspected overdose deaths in 48-hour span

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio -- The Franklin County Coroner's Office said Saturday there's been a recent spike in suspected overdose deaths.


The coroner's office reported that there have been 12 suspected overdose deaths in a 48-hour span.

The coroner warns that recent social distancing can possibly trigger substance use.

Despite the need to maintain physical distance because of the coronavirus outbreak, people are still encouraged to check in on friends and family.

The coroner's office also encouraged for people who know someone who's struggling with addiction to keep naloxone and fentanyl testing strips nearby.

Anyone in need of help can contact Columbus Public Health at (614) 645-7417.

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