Health Department reports record single-day number of suspected overdose deaths

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 30, 2019 3:20 PM CT | Published: August 29, 2019 6:15 PM CT

On Aug. 25, five people in Shelby County died from a suspected drug overdose, the largest number of people to die since the health department began tracking opioid deaths in 2018.


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Linda A. Moore

Linda A. Moore

Linda A. Moore covers education, South Memphis and Whitehaven. A native of South Memphis, Linda has covered news in Memphis and Shelby County for more than 20 years and was formerly a reporter with The Commercial Appeal.


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