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 due explicitly to heat only, in Minnesota. No rates calculated since counts are too small.

Heat-related illness accounted for 54 deaths in Minnesota from 2000 to 2015 (May-September). In 2001, there was a high death count, with 19 deaths due to heat-related illness.

Heat-related deaths in Minnesota, by month

Deaths due explicitly to heat only, for years 2000-2015, in Minnesota. No rates calculated since counts are too small.

Heat-related deaths occur in the warm summer months (May-September). For the years 2000 to 2015, July had the highest number of heat-related deaths, with 26.