>>Berks County Reported Historical Number of Overdose Deaths Last Year
(Reading, PA) -- Berks County is preparing to work harder to battle the opioid crisis after it experienced the most overdose-deaths in county history last year. Officials confirmed yesterday that there were about 130 drug-related deaths reported in 2020 by the Berks County Coroner's Office. Over one-hundred of those deaths involved fentanyl. Acting Coroner John Hollenbach says the county has already surpassed double digits for overdose deaths this year.