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Maryland reports state’s first heat-related death this year

June 2, 2022

Maryland health officials announced the first heat-related death reported in the state this year on Wednesday. A 65-year-old man died in Baltimore County, the Maryland Department of Health said. “As this tragedy shows, heat-related illness, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke, can result in serious ailments and even death,” Deputy Secretary for Public Health Dr. Jinlene Chan said in a news release. “During hot weather, Marylanders are urged to take precautions to avoid overheating and check on friends and neighbors that may be susceptible to heat-related illness, especially older adults and people with chronic disease.”

Article Source: Star Democrat

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