Multnomah County reports another death, possibly related to heat wave, bringing Oregon’s death toll to 9
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Multnomah County reports another death, possibly related to heat wave, bringing Oregon’s death toll to 9

Multnomah County reports another death, possibly related to heat wave, bringing Oregon’s death toll to 9

A digital temperature sign on northeast Lombard Street reads 106 degrees in Portland, Oregon, July 9, 2024. After several days of above-average heat, temperatures in Portland reached triple digits Tuesday. Areas like northeast Lombard, which have comparably little tree cover, often see higher temperatures than other parts of the city.

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In Oregon, nine people died from suspected heat-related illnesses during a heat wave that began last week.

On Wednesday morning, the Oregon State Medical Examiner confirmed a sixth death in Multnomah County. One person died in Washington County and another in Coos County.

The Jackson County Medical Examiner reported another death, according to Jefferson Public Radio. Temperatures in parts of southern Oregon have soared to 110 degrees this week.

Seven of the people who died were at least 64 years old. The other two were 33-year-old men.