2018 has now seen more than 1,000 opioid overdoses in Monroe County

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    Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - Monroe County has now surpassed 1,000 people who have overdosed on opioids for the year 2018.

    In the month of November, the Monroe County Heroin Task Force recorded 73 reported overdoses. Of those overdoses, 14 people died. As of November 30, that brings the total number of people who have overdosed on opioids to 1,062. Of those people, 153 have died.

    In October, there were 116 reported overdoses with 17 of them being fatal.

    There was a brief drop in the summer months, but the number of overdose incidents rose again in September and October. The overdoses are mostly in Rochester, but range all over the county from Hamlin to Honeoye Falls.

    In all of 2017, there were 766 reports of overdose. The Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office reported 220 of them were fatal.

    The Monroe County Heroin Task Force is comprised of Monroe County, the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, the Monroe County Public Safety Office, Rochester Police Department, Ogden Police Department and Gates Police Department. More information can be found here.

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