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Posted at 3:07 PM ET, 07/12/2010

Heat-related deaths in Md. now total 12

By Washington Post editors

Two more Maryland residents have died of heat-related illnesses, the state's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced Friday.

Both deaths occurred last week, and both victims suffered from serious underlying health conditions.

A Harford County resident, over 65, was discovered indoor with temperatures above 100 degrees. And a Baltimore resident, between the age of 18 and 64, was discovered in a residence with temperatures about 95 degrees.

The number of hyperthermia-related deaths now stands at 12 for the year. In 2009, six people in Maryland died from heat-related illnesses.

Eleven of the 12 victims had one form or another of heart disease and/or high blood pressure. Eight of the 12 victims were seniors were 65 or older. And 10 of 12 victims were discovered indoors without air conditioning, the state reported.

By Washington Post editors  | July 12, 2010; 3:07 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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Doesn't Md. have cooling centers or do they just not care for their elderly residents???

Posted by: zcxnissan | July 12, 2010 11:12 PM | Report abuse

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