First Heat Related Death of the Year in Maryland
Take great care during the hot days of summer.
The Maryland Department of Health announced the state's first reported heat-related death of 2020. The death occurred in Baltimore City and the decedent was a male in his 30s: https://bit.ly/heatfatality2020
“As we’re seeing higher heat indexes, Marylanders are urged to take precautions to avoid overheating and to know the signs of heat-related illness,” said Secretary Robert R. Neall.
The Maryland Department of Health encourages using the following tips to help cope with hot weather:
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Avoid alcohol, caffeine and overly-sweetened beverages
- Wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothing
- Avoid direct sunlight and wear sunscreen; stay in the shade
- Avoid salt tablets, unless advised by a doctor to take them
- Take it easy outside: schedule physical activity in the morning or evening, when it’s cooler. Take breaks if needed
For resources on staying safe in hot weather, visit: https://bit.ly/OPR_heat
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