Two have died in Maryland because of heat this summer, health officials announce

Two adults have died in Maryland because of the heat, the first such deaths in the summer 2014 season, health officials announced Wednesday. Both were over the age of 65 with underlying health conditions.

One was a woman in Harford County and the other a man in Baltimore County. Both deaths occurred during the week of June 17.

In 2013, there were 17 confirmed heat-related deaths from May through September in Maryland. In 2012, there were 46 confirmed heat-related deaths during that time period, with 34 in 2011 and 32 in 2010.

Lena H. Sun is a national reporter for The Washington Post, focusing on health.
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