Zero Fatality Added To Measles Death Toll In Updated Report 27

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  • Medical staff walks the corridors of the busy TTM Hospital
    Medical staff walks the corridors of the busy TTM Hospital

There were no new deaths added to the measles death toll in the last 24 hour Update Report 27 with the total still at 72.

New cases recorded is up by 10 with a new total of 85 compared to the previous Update Report 26 of 75.

The Ministry of Health confirms a total of 5,080 measles cases, since the outbreak started.   

There are currently 169 measles cases who are in-patients at all health facilities.  Of this, 127 are at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital (TTMH), 4 at Poutasi District Hospital, 1 at Lalomanu DH, 24 at the Leulumoega Rural District Hospital, 5 at the Malietoa Tanumafili II Hospital (MTIIH) 5 at Foailalo DH and 3 at Safotu District Hospital.  Admissions include 18 critically ill children in ICU/HDU. 

All 3 pregnant women previously admitted at TTMH were treated and discharged home well within the last 24 hours.

The total number of measles cases admitted to all hospitals recorded for the outbreak to date is 1,607.  Of that, 1,366 (85%) patients have been discharged.