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New website tracks overdoses in Clermont County

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BATAVIA, OH (FOX19) -

Clermont County Public Health has launched a new website to track overdoses.

The goal of the Overdose Data Tool is to help reduce drug overdoses. 

The website is updated daily and provides information about the number of overdoses reported by Mercy Health Clermont Hospital and calls to 911 in Clermont County. 

It also includes information from hospitals in other counties, if the person who overdosed is a Clermont County resident. 

It will also list the home zip code of each overdose and the number of overdoses reported by age group and gender. 

“This will be a great tool to aid with targeting interventions in response to overdose activity in the county,” said Health Commissioner Julianne Nesbit. “This new site will allow for better communication between members of our Opiate Task Force including public health, mental health and recovery, local hospitals, law enforcement and EMS agencies.” 

Clermont County had 96 fatal drug overdoses in 2016, compared to 105 in 2015.  

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