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Over 200 people died from illicit drug toxicity across B.C. in October — an average of about 6.5 deaths per day.
Ten people have died from illicit drug toxicity in the Oceanside local health area so far this year, according to the BC Coroners Service.
There were 48 heat-related deaths recorded in the Island Health authority between June 25 and July 1, according to the BC Coroners Service.
Over 1,200 people have died as a result of toxic drugs in the first seven months of 2021, according to the latest report from the BC Coroners Service.
The BC Coroners Service is also conducting an investigation into the unexpected death, RCMP said.
BC Place and the Vancouver Convention Centre will also glow purple to commemorate the day, the release said.
Eighty-one per cent of the deaths were male and 71 per cent were between the ages of 30 and 59, the report found.
Six people died in the Oceanside local health area due to illicit drug toxicity in the first five months of 2021, according to the BC Coroners Service.
Since January, the drug toxicity crisis has claimed 851 lives, including six in the Oceanside local health area.
An average of six people died every day from illicit drug toxicity in B.C. in April, according to the BC Coroners Service report.

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