Measles Death Toll Up To 60

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  • Breakdown statistics of measles epidemic update 8
    Breakdown statistics of measles epidemic update 8

Five more people have died from the measles in the last 24 hours compared to only 2 from the previous update.

The death toll has now up to 60 to overtake the earlier count of 55.

There were 171 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours compared to the last recording of 153.

There are now 4,052 measles cases an increase from the previous total of 3,881.

There are currently 177 measles cases who are in-patients at all health facilities.  Of this, 142 are at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital (TTMH), 4 at Poutasi District Hospital, 1 at Lalomanu DH, 22 at the Leulumoega Rural District Hospital, 6 at the Malietoa Tanumafili II Hospital (MTIIH) 1 at Foailalo DH and 1 at Safotu District Hospital.  Admissions include 20 critically ill children in ICU/HDU and 3 pregnant women and 2 postnatal at TTMH.

The total number of measles cases admitted to all hospitals recorded for the outbreak to date is 1,246.  Of that, 1,009 (81%) patients have been discharged. Recovery rate has remained constant since the last update.

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