Heat-related deaths: facts & figures

Heat-related deaths in Minnesota:

Heat-related deaths are the most severe health outcome from heat exposure. Deaths directly attributable to heat are not common in Minnesota. Heat-related deaths are sometimes not identified as being caused by heat, which means that data may underestimate heat-related deaths.

Heat-related deaths in Minnesota

Deaths directly related to heat. No rates calculated since counts are too small.

Heat-related illness accounted for 54 deaths in Minnesota from 2000 to 2016 (May-September). In 2001, there was a high number of deaths, with 19 deaths due to heat-related illness.


Heat-related deaths in Minnesota, by month

Deaths directly related to heat, for years 2000-2016. No rates calculated since counts are too small.

Heat-related deaths occur in the warm summer months (May-September). Overall, from 2000 to 2016, July had the highest number of heat-related deaths (26).