Four more measles fatalities, death count 48

The measles death toll has worsened by four more during the past 24 hours.

This was confirmed by the National Emergency Operation Centre’s latest measles update, issued on Sunday afternoon.

“To date, 48 measles related deaths have been recorded, with four fatalities in the last 24 hours,” the update reads.

Since the outbreak started, the Ministry of Health has recorded 3,530 measles cases.

A hundred and seventy three of those were recorded in the last 24 hours.  

“There are currently 191 measles cases who are in-patients at all health facilities,” the update reads.

“Of this, 163 are at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital (TTMH), 2 at Poutasi District Hospital, 4 at Lalomanu District Hospital, 18 at the Leulumoega Rural District Hospital, 2 at the Malietoa Tanumafili II Hospital (MTIIH), 1 at Sataua District Hospital 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 1,048.  Of that, 809 patients have been discharged.”

The following is the update in full:

 

UPDATE ON THE MEASLES OUTBREAK

The Ministry of Health confirms a total of 3,530 measles cases have been reported to the Disease Surveillance Team, since the outbreak started.  There were 173 recorded in the last 24 hours.  

There are currently 191 measles cases who are in-patients at all health facilities.  Of this, 163 are at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital (TTMH), 2 at Poutasi District Hospital, 4 at Lalomanu District Hospital, 18 at the Leulumoega Rural District Hospital, 2 at the Malietoa Tanumafili II Hospital (MTIIH), 1 at Sataua District Hospital 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 1,048.  Of that, 809 patients have been discharged.

To date, 48 measles related deaths have been recorded, with 4 fatalities in the last 24 hours.

 

A breakdown of the statistics is as follows:

 

Age group

Measles cases last 24 hours

Total measles cases

Total measles-related deaths

0-5 months

10

249

8

6-11 months

20

434

14

01-4 years

66

1112

22

05-9 years

15

336

0

10-14 years

9

111

1

15-19 years

13

361

2

20-29 years

22

540

0

30-39 years

12

222

1

40-49 years

0

94

0

50+ years

2

16

0

missing age

4

55

0

Total

173

3530

48

* Table subject to update as new data becomes available

 

VACCINATION UPDATE:

A total of 32,743 vaccinations were completed before the Mass Vaccination Campaign. Of these, the age groups are outlined below: 

  • 6months to 4 years – 4222
  • 5 to 19 years – 14,145
  • 20 to 39 years – 9,283
  • 40-49 years – 3058
  • 50+ - 2035

Since the activation of the Mass Vaccination Campaign on 20 November 2019, the Ministry has successfully vaccinated 57,132 individuals, of that 42,611 were vaccinated in Upolu and 14,521 in Savaii.

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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