BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two people have died due to heat in Maryland this week, bringing the total heat-related fatalities in the state this year to four.
The victims are an 18 to 44-year-old man in Prince George’s County, a 45 to 64-year-old woman in Worcester County, a 45 to 64-year-old man in Baltimore and a woman over the age of 65 in Anne Arundel County.
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The victims in Prince George’s and Worcester counties died this week.
Officials are working to determine if one of the victims was homeless.
•Maryland Department of Health reports 2 more heat-related deaths over the past week statewide—in Prince George’s & Worcester Counties—bringing the total to 4 for the year.
•The most heat-related emergency room visits in the state were in Baltimore City. @wjz #heat #MdWx ☀️ pic.twitter.com/A9TB999gzA
— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) July 17, 2019
28 people died due to heat in 2018, up significantly from 5 in 2017, 17 in 2016, 6 in 2015 and 8 in 2014.
More extreme heat is in the forecast for the rest of the week and into the weekend.