Black Fungus: 11,717 Cases In India, Gujarat Is First Place
India was reported 11,717 cases of Mucormycosis, or Black Fungus, so far, with Gujarat, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh has the highest number of cases, sources said. Last week, as the number of Covid patients infected with Mucormycosis hiked, the Health Ministry asked all states to announce Black Fungus infections an epidemic and report all cases. The disease has emerged as a new challenge in India’s battle against COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday.
Maharashtra has reported 2,770 cases so far. Gujarat has logged 2,859 cases and Andhra Pradesh 768 cases. Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda shared data from different states.