Season’s cold-related death count rises to 32 with death reported in Englewood

The 36-year-old man died of an overdose with cold exposure being a contributing factor, officials said.

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The Cook County medical examiner’s office reported the first heat-related death of the season in the county on July, 23, 2020.

Cook County’s cold-related death count has risen to 32 for the 2019-2020 season.

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The Cook County medical examiner’s office has confirmed another death related to cold weather, bringing the season’s count to 32.

The death happened Jan. 23, but autopsy results were announced Sunday. The 36-year-old man died in Englewood.

He died of a heroin, fentanyl and cocaine overdose, with the cold being a contributing factor, the medical examiner’s office said.

The circumstances of his death remain unknown.

Last season, 60 cold-related deaths were reported in Cook County between Sept. 14, 2018, and May 23, 2019.

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