In-Depth: MCSO releases 2021 opioid OD data

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said there were 649 overdoses in all of 2021, and 40 last month.

Of those 2021 ODs, 130 were fatal.

In comparison, there were 726 overdoses in 2020, 839 in 2019 and 1,133 in 2018. There were fewer fatal overdoses in 2021 than in every recent year other than 2019.

2017 was the worst year for overdose deaths with 220.

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