Multnomah County has reported six additional heat-related deaths associated with June’s record-breaking heat wave, several months after the weather event.

The county’s medical examiner initially identified 62 confirmed hyperthermia deaths from the June heat wave that meteorologists called a “heat dome.” As of this week, the confirmed deaths from that heat wave are 68.

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The heat dome broke records in several Pacific Northwest cities, including Portland, where temperatures reached 116 degrees. Multnomah County had the most heat-related deaths out of all Oregon counties during the event.

There were also five other heat deaths that fell outside that June heat event — two occurred earlier in June and three occurred in August — bringing the county to a total of 73 heat deaths this year.

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