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Posted at 3:40 PM ET, 07/26/2010

Va. records ninth heat-related death

By Washington Post editors

Virginia officials said Monday that an adult resident from the central part of the state is the ninth person to have died from a heat-related illness.

Officials said the death occurred over the weekend

Earlier in the day Virginia officials had reported the seventh and eighth heat-related deaths in the state.

Eight of Virginia's heat-related deaths have occurred in residents from the central part of the state; the remaining death was a resident from the southwest region.

Maryland has reported 17 heat-related deaths this year. The District says it has had one.

By Washington Post editors  | July 26, 2010; 3:40 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Virginia  
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