The B.C. Coroner Service says 134 people died of illicit-drug overdoses in July.
That’s a 25 per cent increase from June.
The latest fatalities are the second-highest figures of any month so far this year, after an all-time monthly high of 162 deaths in March.
The service says about four people fatally overdose every day in the province, which leads the country in illicit-drug deaths.
Vancouver, Surrey, and Victoria experienced the highest number of overdoses last month.