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First Heat Deaths Reported in Maryland in 2014

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BALTIMORE, Md. (/WBOC/AP)- Health officials say Maryland has seen its first heat-related deaths in 2014.

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a news release on Wednesday that two heat-related deaths had occurred between June 17 and June 23.

The department said both people were over 65 and had underlying medical conditions. One was a Harford County woman; the second was a Baltimore County man.

Last year, there were 17 confirmed heat-related deaths from May through September in the state. In 2012, there were 46 confirmed heat-related deaths during that time period, with 34 in 2011 and 32 in 2010.

For weekly reports that provide guidance and information about heat-related deaths and illness, click here.

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