Officials have confirmed two heat-related deaths in Philadelphia Saturday. A 67-year-old woman from Port Richmond who had diabetes died from congestive heart failure while an 82-year-old woman from North Philadelphia suffering from heart disease died from hypercholesterolemia, officials said. Officials say both deaths were related to the current excessive heat in Philadelphia.
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The two incidents bring the total of heat-related deaths in Philadelphia to six for the entire calendar year.
The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) Heatline is operating until midnight Saturday and from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. You can call the PCA Heatline at 215-765-9040.