KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two more deaths in the metro are suspected of being heat related, according to the Kansas City Health Department.
In a news release Wednesday, the Kansas City Health Department announced that heat is suspected as a factor in two more Jackson County deaths -- one of a man born in 1956, the other of a woman born in 1960. The Jackson County medical examiner is investigating the deaths.
No other information on the victims has been released. The heat is already suspected of having contributed to the deaths of five other people in the Kansas City area this summer.
Last year, 21 deaths were blamed on summer heat in Kansas City, according to the health department.. In 2010, there were only four.
To combat the triple-digit temperatures, the Salvation Army have been hitting the streets and handing out water to keep people hydrated.
Cooling centers have been filled with around 200 people a day.
For information on cooling centers in your area, call 211.
The Associated Press Contributed to this Report
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