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.
Monroe County Heroin Task Force Opioid Overdose Update: 40 Overdoses in December 2021; 7 of which were fatal. In 2021 there were 649 total overdoses, 130 were fatal. A somber reminder despite our diligent efforts, there is always work to be done. #MCHTF #ONETEAM pic.twitter.com/rdMbY7P50f— Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (@monroesheriffny) January 10, 2022
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