Get Your Mid-Day Gold Yearly Subscription now at Rs 899 Rs 499!

Home > Mumbai > Mumbai News > Article > Maharashtra reports 7998 Mucormycosis cases 729 deaths

Maharashtra reports 7,998 Mucormycosis cases, 729 deaths

Updated on: 21 June,2021 12:00 AM IST  |  Mumbai

The maximum number of Black Fungus cases was reported in Nagpur (1,296), Pune (1,187) and Aurangabad (940)

Maharashtra reports 7,998 Mucormycosis cases, 729 deaths

Photo for representational purpose

As many as 7,998 cases of black fungus have been reported so far and 729 people have succumbed to the disease in Maharashtra, according to the State Health Department's data on Monday.

Of these, 4,398 patients are currently under treatment for the disease.

The maximum number of Black Fungus cases was reported in Nagpur (1,296), Pune (1,187) and Aurangabad (940).

Recently, the state government has put a cap on the rates for treatment of mucormycosis or black fungus, at private hospitals.

Also Read: No discrimination over allocation of drugs to treat Mucormycosis: Centre to Bombay HC

Mucormycosis or Black Fungus is a complication caused by a fungal infection. People catch mucormycosis by coming in contact with the fungal spores in the environment. It can also develop on the skin after the fungus enters the skin through a cut, scrape, burn, or other types of skin trauma, as per the Union Health Ministry.

The disease is being detected among patients who are recovering or have recovered from Covid-19. Moreover, anyone who is diabetic and whose immune system is not functioning well needs to be on the guard against this.

Looking at the rising cases of Mucormycosis or 'black fungus', the Union Health Ministry had last month said the availability of Amphotericin-B, the key drug to treat the deadly disease, is now being increased and the ministry is in touch with five additional manufacturers.

Several states including Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana, Karnataka, Odisha, Telangana and Tamil Nadu have declared it a 'notifiable' disease under the Epidemic Diseases Act, thereby making it mandatory to report every Mucormycosis case to the state government.

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever.

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK