The death toll as a result of Meningitis Epidemic in Sokoto State has now risen to 23.
The State Health Commissioner, Dr. Balarabe Kakale, confirmed the deaths on Monday in Dange town, Headquarters of Dange/Shuni Local Government of the state.
Doctor Kakale gave an update on the state of high alert declared on the health sector by the ministry on March 20.
He stated that the deaths were recorded in the seven worst-hit Local Governments Areas of Kebbe, Bodinga, Rabah, Wamakko, Gada, Dange/Shuni and Tureta.
In Rivers State, Government has officially flagged off the first round of the National Immunization Day with a pledge to keep the state free of polio.
The event was flagged off yesterday by the state Deputy Governor Dr. Harry Banigo at the Churchill Primary Healthcare Centre in Port Harcourt.