Increase in Overdoses and One Suspected Death

Posted On Tuesday November 02, 2021

The Overdose Monitoring Alert and Response System (OMARS) is issuing an Overdose Alert for the Waterloo Region. 

Over the past weekend (October 29-31) emergency services in Waterloo Region have responded to 21 overdose related calls, including one suspected overdose death.

There are no reports of a specific colour of substance circulating. Unexpected reactions include extreme drowsiness and lethargy even after naloxone is administered.

Please see the PDF for more information.

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