Shelby County overdose spike hits ‘unprecedented’ record

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 12, 2020 3:58 PM CT | Published: May 11, 2020 6:23 PM CT

Health Department officials said Shelby County has had a total of 391 suspected overdoses and 58 fatalities between April 7 and May 7, but they don't know why.

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Linda A. Moore

Linda A. Moore

Linda A. Moore covers Shelby County government for The Daily Memphian. A Memphis native, Linda has covered local news for more than 20 years as a reporter for The Commercial Appeal.


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