In an update from the state medical examiner, nine additional deaths were reported.
The youngest victim of what county officials have referred to as a “mass casualty event,” was 37 and the oldest was 97.
RECORD NORTHWEST HEAT MAY HAVE KILLED HUNDREDS
Temperatures in Portland hit 112 degrees Fahrenheit Sunday, smashing the all-time record of 108 degrees, set just a day earlier.
Many of the victims were found alone in homes without air conditioning. The majority of Oregon deaths occurred in Portland’s Multnomah County.
A paramedic with Falck Northwest ambulances treats a man experiencing heat exposure during a heat wave, Saturday, June 26, 2021, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)