Updated December 9th at 4:15 p.m.
About half of the patients we treated for injuries related to the explosion were discharged and the rest were admitted to the hospital. We have not admitted any new patients with injuries caused by the explosion.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has received multiple patients following today’s explosion in Marengo and anticipate others may be in route. At this time, we are evaluating the severity of injuries and are working to ensure all patients receive the care they require. We are unable to comment on the specific conditions of the patients in our care at this time.
Families who need more information about a loved one should call our main operator at 319-356-1616 or 1-800-777-8442.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.