18 new measles cases in Tonga

There were 18 new cases of measles recorded in Tonga according to the latest report released by the Ministry of Health.

Sixteen of the cases are from Tongatapu and the remaining two are from Vava’u.

The new cases of measles were reported in the age group between 5 months and 21 years.

As of 23 December 2019, there are 596 confirmed or suspected cases of measles.

The cases are reported to be mild with 15 people requiring hospitalization.

There are no deaths.