8848 Cases of Black Fungus in India


The fast-growing cases of Black Fungus or Mucormycosis has further frightened people amidst the havoc of the Corona virus in India. However, the government is increasingly working to deal with the threat of black fungus. So far, around nine thousand cases of black fungus have been reported in the country and most states have declared it an epidemic. Meanwhile, the central government has allocated a total of 23680 additional vials of Amphotericin-B, a black fungus drug, to help states fight the disease.

Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, DV Sadananda Gowda, on Saturday announced the allocation of 23,680 additional vials of Amphotericin-B, a major drug, to various states and union territories for the treatment of mucarmycosis. In an official statement, the Minister informed that this medicine has been allocated based on the number of patients.

So far 8848 black fungus patients have been found in India, out of which most cases of black fungus have been reported in Gujarat itself. So far 2281 people have been infected with this virus in Gujarat. At the same time, in Maharashtra too, the number of affected people has crossed 2000. In addition, cases of 910 black cases have been reported in Andhra Pradesh, 720 in Madhya Pradesh, 700 in Rajasthan and 350 in Telangana.

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