Posted: Aug 15, 2012 4:20 PM by Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Kansas City health officials say the total number of heat-related deaths in the area has grown to seven.
The Kansas City Health Department said Wednesday the latest confirmed heat deaths are women born in 1935, 1945 and 1960. The Jackson County Medical Examiner is investigating four other possible heat-related deaths.
No other details were provided.
State health officials say there have been 34 confirmed heat deaths in Missouri this year.
Gena Terlizzi, a spokeswoman for the health department, says the state also has received reports of 1,114 heat-related emergency room visits this year.