Update: Branstad Released From Hospital

Received treatment for viral illness and dehydration

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has been released from a Des Moines hospital where he received treatment for what doctors believe is a viral illness and dehydration.

Branstad spokesman Jimmy Centers said the governor was released Tuesday morning. Branstad’s public appearances for the day were 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.

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