Bratislava, Slovakia (ANTARA News) - Paramedics went out on a call to rescue people in Slovakia collapsing from heat 729 times total between Monday morning (Aug 3) and Friday evening (Aug 7), confirmed Jozef Minar of the Slovak Emergency Medical Service Operational Center on Saturday.

Statistics were ratcheted up significantly by Friday, when paramedics had to treat 110 heat-induced collapses.

"We provided help most often in Northern Slovakia that day," said Minar.

Heat warnings in Slovakia are still in place, as peak temperatures ranged between 35-37 degrees Celsius.

According to the Slovak Hydrometeorological Office, temperature peaks are forecast to reach up to 38 degrees Celsius at some locations on Sunday and Monday, prompting Hydrometeorological office to issue the highest third-level heat warning for southern and southwestern Slovak regions.

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