BC’s Overdose Overview: January 24-30, 2021

The BCCDC Overdose Dashboard provides updates on:

  • Illegal drug overdoses attended by paramedics (BCEHS)
  • Illicit drug toxicity deaths (BCCS defined)
  • Mortality rate maps by Health Services Delivery Area (HSDA)
  • Severity of ingestion poisoning calls coded in most severe category at time of ambulance dispatch (provincial view)
  • Severity of overdose patient presentation assessed by paramedics using the Glasgow Coma Scale (health authority pages)
  • Proportion of overdose patients transported to hospital


Weekly Overdose dashboard placemat January 18-24, 2021.

Statistical Reports on Deaths in BC

Toxic drug alerts and safety tips for people who use substances Alerts are removed within 7 days of posting.

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Illicit Drug Toxicity Deaths in BC, January 1, 2010 – November 30, 2020 (BC Government)

Fentanyl-Detected Illicit Drug Toxicity Deaths, January 1, 2012 to November 30, 2020 (BC Government)

See the Overdose Response Indicators recorded by the BC Centre for Disease Control

Read the January edition of Substance Use News from PAN

See our Drug Use and Overdose response resources

Use the Human Rights Education Toolkit for community advocacy