One Death in the past 24 hours, 20 Critical Cases at iCU

Admissions include 20 critically ill children in ICU/HDU and 3 pregnant women at TTMH.


The Ministry of Health confirms in their latest report issued at 1pm this afternoon that one person has passed away from the measles in the past 24 hours.

The usual table showing the age brackets of those who have died was not inclduded in today’s report.

The previous table showing 70 deaths. It is not yet known what age bracket the latest death falls under.

There have been 4,898 measles cases reported to the Disease Surveillance Team, since the outbreak started with 83 of those recorded in the last 24 hours.

The latest report states that as of December 10th, 2019, approximately 91% of all eligible people in Samoa have been vaccinated against measles.

There are currently 169 measles cases who are in-patients at hospitals across Upolu and Savaii.

133 are at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital (TTMH)

5 at Poutasi District Hospital

3 at Lalomanu DH

15 at the Leulumoega Rural District Hospital

3 at the Malietoa Tanumafili II Hospital (MTIIH)

5 at Foailalo DH

1 Sataua DH

4  at Safotu District Hospital.

Admissions include 20 critically ill children in ICU/HDU and 3 pregnant women at TTMH.

The total number of measles cases admitted to all hospitals recorded for the outbreak to date is 1,541. Of that, 1,301 (84%) patients have been discharged. Recovery rate remains the same since the last update.

To date, 71 measles related deaths have been recorded, with 1 fatality in the last 24 hours.

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.