The CDC’s estimate for predicted deaths, which accounts for delayed reporting, was over 99,000 from March 2020 3월까지 2021.
The numbers released on Wednesday show an increase over the number of drug overdose deaths reported during the 12-month period ending in February, but deaths have risen slightly slower. There was a 29.7% rise in reported drug overdose deaths between February 2020 그리고 2월 2021.
Last year saw the largest single-year increase in drug overdose deaths ever reported in the United States, 이상 93,000 deaths in 2020, the CDC said earlier this year — an increase of nearly 30% 위에 2019.
LaBelle wrote in her letter that her successor, Gupta, “will work diligently to further the Administration’s drug policy priorities and curb overdose deaths.
Gupta, a former West Virginia public health official, is the first physician to lead the office.
LaBelle, who briefly became ONDCP’s deputy director following Gupta’s confirmation last week, is returning to work at Georgetown University, where she was the director of the Addiction and Public Policy Initiative at the O’Neill Institute. She also served as the chief of staff and senior policy adviser to ONDCP during the Obama administration and worked for the Biden-Harris transition team prior to the President’s inauguration.