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Maricopa County heat deaths near 300 as summer ends

but, Phoenix weather is getting coolerThe number of heat-related deaths continues to rise, approaching 300.

Latest weekly fever report The Maricopa County Department of Public Health reported 289 confirmed heat-related deaths for the week of September 10-16.

This is an increase of 87 compared to the previous week (202), when heat-related deaths were confirmed.

The county reported that 149 of those deaths were due to heat, and 140 of those deaths were heat-related. As of the latest report, a total of 262 deaths remain under investigation by the county. This represents a decrease of 94 deaths under investigation compared to the previous report. Heat-related deaths are defined by the county as deaths indirectly caused by heat. Heat-related deaths are defined by the county as deaths directly caused by heat or exposure to heat.

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