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Posted at 4:11 PM ET, 07/ 9/2010

Tenth heat-related death in Md.

By Washington Post editors

Hot weather has contributed to the deaths of two more Maryland residents this season, the state's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced Friday.

There have now been 10 people who have died of hyperthermia-related illnesses. In 2009, six people in Maryland died from heat-related illnesses.

The latest fatalities are a Prince George's County resident, described as over 65, who died in June, and a Baltimore resident, also over 65, who died within the last week. Officials said both had underlying health conditions and both were found inside their homes without air conditioning and room temperatures above 90 degrees.

In 2009, six people in Maryland died from heat-related illnesses.

The District has reported one heat death this season, and Virginia had three late last month, officials said.

By Washington Post editors  | July 9, 2010; 4:11 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Virginia  
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