6 remain hospitalized after Moore, Oklahoma tornado

Posted on: 1:40 pm, May 24, 2013, by

Wreckage of a neighborhood in Moore, Oklahoma

(CNN) — Four days after a deadly tornado tore through Moore, Oklahoma, one child and one adult remain hospitalized in critical condition.

The University of Oklahoma Medical Center and Children’s Hospital released updated figures Friday on the number of people they have treated.

Children’s Hospital is affiliated with the university medical center.

As of Friday, five adults remained hospitalized in varying states — one in good condition, three in fair condition and one in critical condition, a medical center representative said. In addition, one child is in critical condition.

Including injuries suffered during storms the day before Monday’s tornado, the medical center received a total of 93 patients.

The youngest patient was younger than 4 years old, and the oldest was more than 85, the medical center said.

Injuries ranged from minor cuts and bruises to open wounds, impaled objects, open fractures and neck and spinal cord injuries.

Across Oklahoma, 377 people have been treated for injuries as a result of this week’s storms, the Department of Emergency Management said. It did not say how many were injured Monday.

The tornado that hit Moore killed 24 people, including 10 children, the state medical examiner’s office said.

“All people thought missing have been accounted for at this time,” Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has said.

More thunderstorms could be ahead for the region through Memorial Day weekend.

Officials estimate that the tornado damaged or destroyed 12,000 homes.