A fishing boat is seen in the early morning near Taumeasina Island Resort in Apia, Samoa on September 8, 2017.
In addition, during the same 24 hours, tragically five more measles related deaths have been reported, bringing the total to 53. Of the total deaths, 50 involved children under 15 years.
Currently, Samoa introduced a state of emergency.
The latest figures out yesterday revealed the measles death toll had risen to 48, with four deaths occurring over the weekend.
More than 3,700 cases of measles have been recorded in the islands' population of about 200,000, with 198 new cases reported between Sunday and Monday.
About 58,000 people in the country have been vaccinated since November 20.
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Neighboring New Zealand and a number of other countries and organizations, including the United Nations agency UNICEF, have delivered thousands of vaccines, medical supplies and have sent medical personnel to help with the outbreak. About 115,500 doses were delivered to Samoa, 335,000 doses to Fiji, and 18,000 were going to Tonga.
The New Zealand Defence Force is providing logistics support to the New Zealand Government response to the Samoan measles epidemic.
Kate O'Brien, director of the WHO's immunization department, said in Geneva that "very cheap coverage of measles vaccine" was to blame for the rapid expanse of the highly contagious in the nation.
On Friday, following an urgent request from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) C-130 Hercules aircraft took an oxygen generator, oxygen compressors, condensers and bottles to Samoa.
Norton said Britain was also planning to send a support medical team, computing that World Health Organization has sent out a request to other countries in the region to give medical teams.
Children are being urged to get vaccinated and to stay home and avoid contact with other children as authorities do their best to limit the disease's deadly spread.