The city of San Francisco is on pace to surpass last year’s historic high of drug-related deaths.
The medical examiner’s office released new data Tuesday and revealed that drug overdoses in the first two months of 2021 are up 69% over last year.
San Francisco saw 708 deaths in 2020, largely attributed to the potent synthetic drug fentanyl.
On Tuesday, the board of supervisors unanimously approved spending $1.6 million dollars to help address overdose deaths.
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