U.S. death toll in record heat wave reaches 52

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WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) — Ten days into a record-shattering U.S. heat wave, the associated death toll rose to at least 52 Sunday, a compilation of state records showed.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office Sunday added eight more people to its list of confirmed heat-related deaths, bringing the total in the county, which includes Chicago, to 18, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The total included 100-year-old Lucille Griffith, who died of heart disease and heat stress. The Tribune said she was found in her home with a body temperature of more than 107 degrees.

Full Story: Record U.S. heat wave deaths up to 52