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Maryland Tally 4 Heat-Related Deaths This Summer

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland health officials say there have now been four heat-related deaths in the state this summer. This week's report on heat-related illnesses in the state shows the addition of three deaths. 

The new report lists the death of a Wicomico County woman 65 or older, a Baltimore County man 65 or older and a Baltimore County girl. Baltimore County police say 16-month-old Sabriya Towels died last week after she was left in a vehicle for several hours. The office of the Medical Examiner ruled that the cause of death was hyperthermia.

Last year, there were 46 confirmed heat-related deaths from May through September in Maryland. Officials say the majority occurred in the wake of the derecho.

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