Illinois recorded its deadliest two-month span in terms of opioid overdose deaths earlier this year since 2018, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

More Illinoisans died of opioid overdoses in May than any other month since as least January 2018, according to a new report from the state Department of Public Health.

Illinois recorded more than 250 opioid overdose deaths in April, followed by 269 in May, making it the deadliest two-month period on record since 2018. Since then, the previous monthly record for opioid overdose deaths was set in Dec. 2019, when nearly 250 Illinoisans died.

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