MCMEO releases final drug overdose numbers for 2019, deaths surpass previous record
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office released its final numbers for drug overdoses in 2019.
According to MCMEO, 2019 had the highest total recorded drug deaths at 418. The number surpasses 401 in 2017.
Total drug death: 418
Narcotic death: 343
Heroin-related death: 133
Fentanyl alone or in combination: 244
Cocaine alone or in combination: 181
The MCMCEO provided 2018 numbers for comparison:
Total drug death: 384
Narcotic death: 305
Heroin-related death: 146
Fentanyl alone or in combination: 188
Cocaine alone or in combination: 165