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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 07/ 2/2010

Md. records another heat-related death

By Washington Post editors

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said there has been another heat-related death.

Officials say the latest fatality is an adult between the ages of 19 and 64 from Montgomery County. The person was found outside and had no serious underlying health conditions. The death occurred in late May and was recently confirmed to be heat-related.

Maryland's heat-related death toll for this year is now six, matching the total for all of 2009.

All of the previously reported deaths involved those over 65. Two senior citizens, one in Cecil County and one in Prince George's County, died of hyperthermia Tuesday. Three others, one in Montgomery County and two in Baltimore County, died last week. Four of the residents' homes had no air conditioning, and temperatures in the residences were higher than 90 degrees. The Cecil resident collapsed outdoors.

None of the six was homeless.

By Washington Post editors  | July 2, 2010; 11:15 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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