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UPDATE: Governor out of the hospital

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Courtesy Des Moines Register Courtesy Des Moines Register


Governor Branstad was released from the hospital at about 9 a.m. Tuesday.  His office says he's been suffering from mild flu symptoms and dehydration.

He's now resting comfortably at home.

“We have ruled out other contributing factors, including cardiac issues and stroke. Governor Branstad will be able to resume a normal work schedule in the near future," said Dr. Kevin J. Cunningham, the governor's personal physician who saw him Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Governor Branstad was taken to the hospital on Monday after collapsing during an event in Johnston.

The governor and lt. governor have canceled their public events for the remainder of the week to recover. This includes events in Cedar Rapids, Charles City, Waverly and Manchester.

They plan resume their schedules on Monday.

KWWL's Michael Crowe is in Des Moines and will have live reports, beginning at noon.


DES MOINES (AP) -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad remains in a Des Moines hospital, where he is receiving treatment for what doctors believe is a viral illness and dehydration.

Branstad spokesman Jimmy Centers didn't provide a condition update Tuesday morning, but said more information about the governor's status will be released when it becomes available. Branstad's public appearances for the day have been canceled.

Branstad was taken by ambulance to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines on Monday after he required assistance at a ribbon-cutting event.

Doctors said they believed the governor has a viral illness. The hospital conducted tests and ruled out other contributing factors, including cardiac issues for which he's been previously treated.


Governor Terry Branstad will be kept overnight at Iowa Methodist Medical Center to be monitored after collapsing at a factory tour.

Spokesman for the Governor's office, Jimmy Centers says “Gov. Branstad is currently alert and resting comfortably at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. He is being observed and hydrated after having flu-like symptoms. The governor did have a flu shot this season. The governor has been admitted and will be kept overnight out of an abundance of caution.”

Both the Governor and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds are canceling their public events on Tuesday to rest and recover.

Governor Branstad is alert and resting after collapsing at DuPont Pioneer in Johnston on Monday.

Governor Terry Branstad is getting medical attention after collapsing at DuPont Pioneer in Johnston Monday.

The Governor was taking part in a grand opening tour of a new Pioneer facility.

Government officials say he was conscious when he was taken to Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. He had been suffering from the effects of a cold for a couple of days.

Check back with KWWL.com for updates.

Photo from the Des Moines Register.
KWWL's Sommer Steiner contributed to this report.

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