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Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County report latest heat-related deaths

By meerna Jul11,2024
Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County report latest heat-related deaths

BALTIMORE — Two more people have died in Maryland from heat-related illnesses, bringing the total this summer to six.

Health officials say the two most recent deaths were reported in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County, as temperatures reached 100 degrees. The other four deaths occurred in Prince George’s County.

“We’re kind of just going from AC to AC and we just started getting Italian ice,” Towson resident Connie Zammett said.

Maryland was scorching hot on Wednesday, with temperatures once again hitting extremes.

Connor Corcoran, a 10-year-old from Towson, said he attended soccer camp and lacrosse tryouts under the blazing sun and kept a water bottle handy.

“I had soccer camp today and I drank all this water,” he said. “I’m sweating so fast that even when I’m standing still, drinking water, I’m still sweating.”

Dr. Clifford Mitchell of the Maryland Department of Health says that with the sun beating down, we should all be keeping hydrated and cool.

Data show that between June 30 and July 6, 127 people in Maryland went to emergency rooms for heat-related issues.

“You might have a weak heart rate, you might have disorientation, dizziness, lightheadedness, these are all symptoms of potentially life-threatening heat exhaustion or heat stroke,” Mitchell said.

WJZ weather team Wednesday was declared First Alert Weather Daydescribing the heat as the “worst” of the week.

Temperatures across the region range from 100 to 107 degrees, with some areas approaching 110 degrees.

Nine people died from heat-related illnesses in 2023. The most heat-related deaths in Maryland occurred in 2019 and 2020, with 21.

To learn about the symptoms of heat-related illnesses and how to stay cool, visit the link Here.

Here it is list of cooling centers.

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