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Maryland Health Department Reports First Heat-Related Death of 2021

June 16th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday reported the state’s first heat-related death of the year. Officials say the victim was a 40-year-old man from Prince George’s County who died earlier this week.

“As this tragedy shows, heat-related illness, heat exhaustion and heat stroke can result in serious ailments and even death,” said Deputy Secretary for Public Health Dr. Jinlene Chan in a news release.

The department did not release any other details about the man’s death.