Heat-related deaths in Md. now total 12
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.
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