BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Last week’s heat wave proved deadly for two people in Maryland, bringing the total number of heat-related deaths in the state this year to six.

The latest victims were a man over the age of 65 in Frederick County and a woman over the age of 65 in Prince George’s County, the Maryland Department of Health said in its weekly heat-related illness surveillance report.

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The other deaths include a man between the ages of 18 and 44 in Prince George’s County, a woman between the ages of 45 and 64 in Worcester County, a man between the ages of 45 and 64 in Baltimore and a woman over the age of 65 in Anne Arundel County.

Extreme heat was to blame for 28 deaths in 2018 and 5 in 2017.

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