Two people died this week due to extreme heat in Maryland

Posted at 4:05 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 16:19:53-04

(WMAR) — The Maryland Department of Health has reported that two people have died from heat-related illness in Maryland this week.

According to the MD Department of Health, a man between the ages of 18 to 44 years old died in Prince George's County. The other person was a woman between the ages of 45 to 64 years old who died in Worcester County. It is unknown if one of the victims was a homeless person.

The recent deaths brings the total number of heat-related deaths to four people in Maryland. It was reported earlier in the season that a man died in Baltimore City and a woman died in Anne Arundel County.

There has only been one heat advisory declared in 2019. The National Weather Service issues a Heat Advisory when the heat index value is expected to reach 105 to 109 degrees within the next 12 to 24 hours.