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In the year period from 2005 to 2015 1,272 deaths related to exposure to excessive natural heat occurred in Arizona. The number of deaths from exposure to excessive natural heat has shown a wide variation from year to year (low = 48 deaths in 2014, high = 225 deaths in 2005. On average, 116 people died every year from a heatstroke or sunstroke between 2005-2015. (Information provided by Arizona Department of Health Services)

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In the year period from 2005 to 2015 1,272 deaths related to exposure to excessive natural heat occurred in Arizona.

By Katriona Martin, Cronkite News May 8, 2018

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