The Cook County Medical Examiner has confirmed three more cold-related deaths this week, bringing the total number of fatalities this winter to 23.
Two of the deaths occurred on Thursday, as Chicago dealt with some of its coldest weather of the season. Temperatures were below zero for much of the day, and both victims died as a result of cold exposure.
A 92-year-old man was pronounced dead in the 9400 block of South Parnell Avenue, with the medical examiner ruling his cause of death as hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, with hypothermia caused by cold exposure as a contributing factor.
The other victim, a 73-year-old woman, was pronounced dead in the 2900 block of North Meade Avenue, with cold exposure ruled as the cause of death.
Earlier this week, a 62-year-old woman was pronounced dead in the 7200 block of West Greenleaf Avenue. Cold exposure was also a factor in her death.