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Md. Reports 5th Heat-related Death of Summer

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BALTIMORE- Maryland health officials say there have now been five heat-related deaths in the state this summer.

This week's report from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on heat-related illnesses in the state lists the death of a woman age 65 or older in Wicomico County. The woman's death marks the second heat-related death in the county so far this summer. The three other heat-related deaths in the state occurred in Baltimore County.

Last year, there were 46 confirmed heat-related deaths from May through September in Maryland. Officials say the majority occurred in the wake of the derecho.

For tips and reports on heat, visit http://dhmh.maryland.gov/extremeheat/SitePages/Home.aspx.

For a list of cooling centers open on Delmarva, click here

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