No Measles Related Deaths in the Past 24 Hours

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The Ministry of Health confirms to date, 70 measles related deaths have been recorded and there were no fatalities in the last 24 hours.

A total of 4,819 measles cases have been reported to the Disease Surveillance Team, since the outbreak started. There were 87 recorded in the last 24 hours.

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.

VACCINATION UPDATE:
As of December 9 th , 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.
NEOC continues to be the focal point providing collaboration and operational coordination amongst all
stakeholders, with advice and technical guidance from MOH for the duration of the Emergency Period.
Please direct all enquiries to the National Emergency Operation Center (NEOC) on telephone number 997,
and 911 for Emergencies.
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