BALTIMORE (AP) - Four more people have died heat-related deaths in Maryland, bringing the total number of heat-related deaths in recent days to eight.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported the number Thursday. Three of the newly-reported heat-related deaths occurred in Baltimore City. Two of them were men over the age of 65. The third was a man between the ages of 45 and 64.
The fourth heat-related death happened in Montgomery County and was reported to be a man over the age of 65.
The report did not say when the men died or describe the circumstances of their death.
The state health department reported the first heat-related deaths of the year this week. A total of 34 people died last year in Maryland of heat-related causes.