Monroe County sees 47 opioid ODs in March
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — There were 47 opioid overdoses in Monroe County during the month of March, eight of which were fatal.
In January, there were 58 overdoses, 15 of which were fatal, and in February, 61 people overdosed, 20 fatally.
That makes 166 total overdoses in the first three months of 2022.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said so far, this month’s numbers are lower, but nowhere near where they need to be.
March 2022 Opioid Overdoses: While the statistics are trending in the right direction in comparison to February, we remind you that each of those statistics is a human being. If you, or someone you know needs help resources are available on our website:https://t.co/dyY8iIT8la pic.twitter.com/CItyrtzW86— Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (@monroesheriffny) April 11, 2022
In comparison, there were 58 total overdoses in January 2021, with 12 fatal, 36 total overdoses in February 2021 with 10 fatal and 57 total in March 2021 with 12 fatal.
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