UPDATE: 5 more overdoses since Oneida County alert issued

The Oneida County Overdose Response Team continues to monitor numbers after putting out an overdose alert last week, and the number has climbed to 21 just this month.

Posted: Sep 16, 2019 5:38 PM

The Oneida County Overdose Response Team continues to monitor numbers after putting out an overdose alert last week, and the number has climbed to 21 just this month.

There have been five other overdoses reported in the past four days since the alert went out on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. The county reports one death by overdose, two heroin overdoses, two overdoses on prescription pills and another unknown overdose.

This brings the yearly total of reported overdoses to 286, wit 28 fatalities related to those overdoses.

Anyone struggling with an opioid addiction can also text ‘opioid’ to 898-211 for help.

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