AFIO clinic in south Malaita says it had recorded eight cases of measles so far.
Registered nurse Angelic Herowai said most of the cases were children.
The latest case was that of a man in his 30s.
The news came as the Ministry of Health denied reports that measles cases are slowly decreasing.
Instead, the ministry said the number of measles cases continues to surge.
“The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) can confirm that over 2300 cases of measles have been reported since the outbreak began in July this year,”Dr Aaron Oritaimae, Incident Controller of the Ministry of Health’s Emergency Operations Centre, said.
“In fact, cases of measles are increasing and spreading throughout the provinces,” he added.
“Over 829 cases of measles were reported in the last week alone, and it is likely that there are many more cases which have not been reported.
“There have also been an additional three measles-related deaths, bringing the total death count to six.”
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