Medical Examiner: 2 Heat-Related Deaths Reported This Weekend

The heat-related deaths were the second and third of the season

At least two people died from heat-related illnesses as a result of the heat wave that gripped Chicago over several days, the Cook County Medical Examiner confirmed Sunday.

According to a press release, a 71-year-old woman was pronounced dead in the 3300 block of West Polk Street on July 20 as a result of hypertensive-arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease, with diabetes, obesity, and heat stress as contributing factors.

Another victim, a 54-year-old man, was pronounced dead at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago on Saturday afternoon as a result of coronary atherosclerosis, with heat stress as a contributing factor.

The deaths are two of three that have been reported so far this season.

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