Measles Death Toll 0 In Last 24 Hours Stays At 70

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    Young measles victim

For the first time since the epidemic started the measles death toll remains at 70 for two straight 24 hour Update Reports 23 and 22.

There were no deaths recorded and the number of new recorded cases dropped below 100 to  just 87.

The Ministry of Health confirms a total of 4,819 measles cases to date.

There are currently 169 measles cases who are in-patients at all health facilities.  Of this, 140 are at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital (TTMH), 3 at Poutasi District Hospital, 4 at Lalomanu DH, 14 at the Leulumoega Rural District Hospital, 3 at the Malietoa Tanumafili II Hospital (MTIIH) 3 at Foailalo DH, 1 Sataua DH and 1 at Safotu District Hospital.  Admissions include 21 critically ill children in ICU/HDU and 2 pregnant women at TTMH.

The total number of measles cases admitted to all hospitals recorded for the outbreak to date is 1,510.  Of that, 1,271 (84%) patients have been discharged. Recovery rate remains the same since the last update.

As of December 9th, 2019, approximately 91% of all eligible people in Samoa have been vaccinated against measles.

There is ongoing data entry, verification, and analyses to estimate vaccination coverage for both Upolu and Savaii by target group and region during pre-campaign and mass vaccination campaign in Samoa.  An update will be provided as soon as possible.