Nearly 120 treated for heat-related illnesses in St. Louis, St. Louis County

Nearly 120 treated for heat-related illnesses in St. Louis, St. Louis County

Nearly 120 treated for heat-related illnesses in St. Louis, St. Louis County

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 3, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 3 at 2:31 PM

St. Louis (KMOV) -- Nearly 120 people have been treated for heat-related illnesses in St. Louis and St. Louis County since June 28, according to health officials.

The numbers come in a day after the city confirmed three people were pronounced dead over the weekend due to the heat.

Hospitals in the city reported seven people were treated for heat-related illness on Saturday and two on Sunday. Their ages ranged from 8 to 59.

In St. Louis County, 84 people have been hospitalized since June 28 because of the extreme heat.

Officials remind that cooling centers - like senior centers, recreation centers, and libraries - will remain open during the period of extreme heat. A full and updated list of cooling centers can be found here.

The Health Department is encouraging residents without computers to call the United Way at 1-800-427-4626 or at 211 from a land line if they need additional heat related assistance.

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