Bendigo, Victorian drug overdose deaths consistent with previous years

Elspeth Kernebone
By Elspeth Kernebone
Updated July 30 2021 - 4:32am, first published July 29 2021 - 7:00am
More than 500 people died from drug overdoses in Victoria during 2020. Picture: FILE.

THE COVID-19 pandemic appears to have had little effect on deaths from drug overdose in Victoria, according to a new report from the Coroner's Court.

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Elspeth Kernebone

Accident brought me to journalism, but every day convinces me again that strong media is more important than ever. After a starting off as the sole reporter in a tiny NSW town, I’m loving the teeming metropolis that is Bendigo. Focussed on health, business and education. Got a tip? Email elspeth.kernebone@bendigoadvertiser.com.au.