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Maryland Heat-Related Death Toll Climbs to 8

Four more deaths reported

Thursday, Jul 5, 2012  |  Updated 5:57 PM EDT
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Maryland Heat-Related Death Toll Climbs to 8

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Four more people have died heat-related deaths in Maryland, bringing the total number of heat-related deaths in recent days to eight.
 
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported the number Thursday. One happened in Montgomery County and was reported to be a man over the age of 65.

Three of the newly-reported heat-related deaths occurred in Baltimore City. Two of them were men over the age of 65. The third was a man between the ages of 45 and 64.

The report did not say when the men died or describe the circumstances of their death.

The state health department reported the first heat-related deaths of the year this week. A total of 34 people died last year in Maryland of heat-related causes.

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