- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Shelby County Health Department says a death that it believes was probably due to heat has been reported in the West Tennessee county, the first of the year.

The agency is not releasing any other details and said determination of whether the death is heat-related is pending final autopsy results.

The Health Department advised people to try to keep cool and hydrated during hot summer days.

An agency news release said more than 40 people died from heat-related illness in Shelby County between 2010 and 2014.

The release said if the temperature is 90 degrees or more, older people should spend as much time as possible in air conditioning.

Health officer Dr. Helen Morrow advises checking on elderly family members and neighbors, especially anyone who has a health condition.



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