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The heat wave has now resulted in 33 deaths across Quebec

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Tyler Jadah Jul 05, 2018 10:57 am 370

The death toll in Quebec due to the heat wave has increased since yesterday’s reported number.

The number of people who have died due to heat-related complications has increased from yesterday’s 17 to 33, around Quebec, according to Public Health officials.

That number includes 18 people in Montreal, 7 from the Eastern Townships, 5 in central Quebec, 2 in the South Shore and 1 in Laval.

Officials say none of the deaths occurred in a hospital and that the deceased were already suffering from existing health problems.

Urgences-Santé says that ambulance drivers and paramedics in the greater Montreal region have been spread too thin and are urging people with heat-related symptoms to call 811 and to only call 911 in life-threatening situations.

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National Weather Service

Officials are advising people in Quebec to drink plenty of water and to check in on neighbours or relatives and get them to an air-conditioned place, especially elders with medical conditions.

No deaths have been reported in other provinces.

The heat wave is expected to subside by early Friday morning.

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Tyler Jadah
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