BALTIMORE — Maryland health officials say the state has had its first cold-related death in the 2017-2018 winter weather season.

The Department of Health and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reported the death in a news release on Tuesday. The agencies said the patient was a woman over the age of 65 who died in Garrett County.

Officials say there were 34 hypothermia-related deaths in Maryland during the 2016-2017 season.

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