India records over 45,000 cases of ‘black fungus’ in last two months

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  • Date: 07/21/2021
  • Source: Gulf Insider
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Country: UAE

India records over 45,000 cases of ‘black fungus’ in last two months

India recorded over 45,000 cases of “black fungus” over the last two months, the health ministry said.The country’s junior health minister, Bharati Pravin Pawar, told parliament that over 4,200 people had died of the fungus (mucormycosis).The infection was previously considered very rare but cases have ballooned during the pandemic, usually striking COVID-19 patients after recovery.It is a highly aggressive disease with a death rate of over 50%. Surgeons have been forced to remove eyes, the nose and jaw from patients to stop it from spreading to the brain.According to government data, the highest number of cases were reported in the western state of Maharashtra at 9,348.Comments Read Next27 mins agoUAE: 5 establishments shut for violating COVID-19 rules44 mins agoSaudi Arabia bans travels to Indonesia over COVID-19 concerns2 hours agoUAE reports 1,506 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths3 hours agoSaudi Arabia reports 1,142 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths3 hours agoSaudi Arabia: Unvaccinated to be banned from entering public places22 hours agoSaudi Arabia: No COVID-19 cases among Hajj pilgrims23 hours agoStranded Indian healthcare workers fly back to UAE to fight COVID-1923 hours agoWorldwide COVID-19 cases cross 191.09 million1 day agoSaudi Arabia reports 1,273 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths1 day agoUAE reports 1,541