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BALTIMORE (WJZ)– The Maryland health department is reporting that the death toll in this heat wave now stands at 13.
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said that between July 2 and July 8, six people died in Baltimore City, two in Baltimore County, two each in Montgomery and Wicomico counties and one in Harford County.
Most of the deaths were men over the age of 65.
Maryland experienced 12 consecutive days when temperatures exceeded 90 degrees and the highs surged over 100 degrees on three days during that stretch.