Excessive warmth is sending extra Mainers to the hospital

Through the hottest week of July, 64 Mainers visited the emergency room for heat-related situations.

That was 11 individuals extra than the most popular week final yr, in keeping with the Maine Monitoring Community. The temperature peaked on July 6 at 92.2 levels, inflicting 27 individuals on that day alone to move for emergency rooms right here with signs together with excessive physique temperature, warmth exhaustion and cramps.

Unofficially, it was the most popular day on report this summer time, in keeping with the College of Maine. Visits to ERs, per 100,000 inhabitants, have been increased in Maine that day than in many of the remainder of the nation, in keeping with the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management Warmth & Well being Tracker.