March 1, 2021

Five people have died from heat stroke in the last week

The death this Thursday of a man of 86 years in Logroño as a result of the high temperatures has raised to five the deceased ones by heat blows in the last week, in which they have reached up to 42 degrees in several points of the country.

The first death caused by temperatures occurred at dawn last Friday in Cordoba, when a 17-year-old boy was admitted to the hospital after having entered a pool to mitigate the effects of heat when he was working in the field.

A few hours earlier, a 93-year-old man died of another heat stroke in Valladolid while walking down the street.

Last Tuesday, a 66-year-old field worker died for the same reasons, as pointed out by the Ministry of Health and Family after the autopsy was performed.

The death today of a man in Logroño has raised two deaths in La Rioja in recent days, after a woman of 90 years, with previous pathologies, perished last Sunday after going to the Emergency Department due to high temperatures.

According to a study published by the State Agency of Metereology (Aemet) the last heat wave that has affected the center, north and northeast of the peninsula and the Balearic Islands between June 26 and 30 has been the most suffocating this month in the last four decades

In Barcelona, ​​Zaragoza, Bilbao, Pamplona, ​​San Sebastian, Logroño, Huesca and Burgos, the temperature reached during the three critical days of the heat wave was the highest in the series, said Aemet.

He also highlighted the situation in Madrid and points of the mountains of Madrid and Torrejón de Ardoz, "where it has never been so hot as in this month of June", and has also highlighted the high values ​​of Vitoria, Lleida, Girona, Soria, Teruel and Guadalajara.

To avoid the effects of high temperatures, experts recommend, especially the elderly, sick and children, proper hydration, loose clothing and a diet that includes intakes rich in vitamins and minerals.

In Spain, last year there were 42 deaths attributable to heat stroke, 22 more than in 2017, according to data from the Ministry of Health.

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