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Multnomah County To Release Report On Heat Deaths Next Week

(Portland, OR)  --  Multnomah County plans to release a preliminary report next week on heat-related deaths linked to last week's historic heat wave.  The Multnomah County Medical Examiner has identified 71 deaths that were related to the heat wave, with 46 of those deaths caused by hyperthermia.  That's when the body is overheated.  The report won't give specific information on individual cases, but it will detail demographics, type of housing, geographic location and cooling circumstances.

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