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.
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