Eight children injured at the Waukesha Christmas parade remain in the care of the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
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Waukesha Christmas Parade
The car seen speeding through the parade route
| Credit: City of Waukesha

A fifth child has been released from the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin after being injured at the Waukesha Christmas parade on Sunday.

This news comes after a fourth child was able to go home on Thanksgiving. Per a release sent to PEOPLE on Thursday, the hospital said that the unidentified children will continue to recover at home.

Six people have now died after an SUV barreled through the parade route last weekend. At least 48 were injured as a result of the tragedy, according to Waukesha Police Chief Daniel Thompson.

"We are thankful for the outpouring of support for the children injured in the Waukesha tragedy and for our teams who are caring for them," the release stated.

Eight children injured at the Waukesha parade currently remain in the hospital's care, four of which remain in serious condition. Two are in fair condition and two are in good condition.

A representative from Children's Wisconsin previously confirmed that 16 children had been admitted to the hospital after being injured at Sunday's holiday parade. On Wednesday, Children's Wisconsin said in a release to PEOPLE that three other children had been sent home ahead of Thanksgiving. 

The day prior, 8-year-old Jackson Sparks became the sixth victim to die from injuries he sustained in the tragedy. According to a GoFundMe campaign set up by his family, Sparks underwent brain surgery and needed "a miracle."

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Sparks is the youngest of the six victims that died. The five others reported dead are Tammy Durand, 52; Jane Kulich, 52; Leanne Owens, 71; Virginia Sorenson, 79; and Wilhelm 'Bill' Hospel, 82.

Darrell Brooks has been identified as the man who allegedly drove his vehicle along a Christmas parade route in Waukesha. Thompson said at a Monday press conference that Brooks, 39, had been involved in a "domestic dispute" prior to the incident.

In Wednesday's release, Children's Wisconsin said it remains committed to supporting the physical and emotional needs of the victims and their families in wake of the tragedy. 

"We also are committed to supporting kids and families who are reflecting on the tragedy and the impact it has had on their lives," the hospital said.

Families who need support can call the Children's Wisconsin Mental and Behavioral Health Helpline at 414-266-6500. Individuals also can call or text the Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990.