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Three more heat related deaths reported in MD since last week

Total of heat related deaths this year: 20
Anne Arundel County cooling centers opened Sept. 4 through Sept. 6
Posted at 3:39 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 15:40:05-04

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Department of Health has reported that three more people have died from a heat-related illness in Maryland this week.

According to a report by the Maryland Department of Health, a man 65 years old or older from Harford County and two men from Anne Arundel County died due to excessive heat.

The recent deaths brings the total number of heat-related deaths to 20 people in Maryland. The report says one of those deaths happened during the recent excessive heat weekend on July 17 through July 22.

It is unknown if any of the victims were homeless.

There have been six heat advisories 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.