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Four more heat-related deaths reported in Maryland this week

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Posted at 12:18 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 13:14:31-04

The Maryland Department of Health has reported that four 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 from Talbot County, a man and a woman from Baltimore County, and a man from Baltimore City, all 65 years old or older, died due to excessive heat.

The recent deaths brings the total number of heat-related deaths to 10 people in Maryland. The report says three of those deaths happened during the recent excessive heat weekend on July 17 through July 22.

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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.