- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - Officials say at least three more people have been treated for suspected heroin overdoses in New London days after the city held a vigil calling attention to a spate of overdoses in recent weeks.

New London Battalion Chief Keith Nichols says emergency responders treated two male patients Saturday afternoon. A woman was treated about an hour later. All three were taken to an area hospital.

The overdoses come weeks after hospital officials reported an “unprecedented” number of heroin overdoses, with more than 20 cases between Jan. 27 and Feb. 5.

Officials had attributed the uptick to a potentially lethal supply of heroin.

The Day reports that two people died of suspected heroin overdoses in the city during the same period.

A vigil was held for the overdose victims on Thursday.


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