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      Health Department tracking heat illnesses

      {} {} The state Health Department now says for the first time, it will track a full summer's records of heat illnesses and deaths. {}It's an effort to cut the number of heat injuries and fatalities.

      {} {} The incidents reported each day will be reviewed to see how heat is affecting the state's residents.

      {} {} {}Alabama recorded 8 heat-related deaths last year. {}So far this year, there have been just 5.
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