Another five overdose deaths in less than 24 hours reported in Franklin County

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Franklin County Coroner’s Office says it has seen another five overdose deaths in less than 24 hours.

According to Franklin County Coroner Anahi Ortiz, the deaths are concentrated in the west and south side of Columbus. There have been at least 18 overdose deaths in the last week.

The coroner urges those who have friends or loved ones with a substance use disorder to obtain naloxone. Naloxone is available at pharmacies without a prescription or contact Franklin County Public Health for information on where to obtain it for free,

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