- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BALTIMORE (AP) - State public health officials say Maryland has seen its first deaths from hypothermia this season, with five people dying from cold-related conditions in a month.

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a news release Wednesday that the five deaths occurred between mid-November and mid-December.

Officials say the deaths were a man age 18-44 in Frederick County; a man age 18-44 in Anne Arundel County; a man over 65 in Wicomico County; a man over 65 in Prince George’s County; and a woman over 65 in Carroll County.

There were 15 cold-related deaths in Maryland during the 2013-2014 winter weather season.

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