Every day, fentanyl claims the lives of two individuals in San Francisco. In April alone, there were 66 recorded overdoses, totaling 268 since the beginning of the year, marking a 41% increase. Since 2020, opioids have caused 2,274 fatalities, surpassing the combined number of COVID-19 cases (1,187)
It’s particularly striking that the number of opioid-related deaths exceeds not only COVID-19 cases but also homicides and car accidents combined, emphasizing the severity of the opioid crisis. It is deeply concerning and calls for urgent attention and action.