Nagpur has seen a drastic decrease in daily cases and Active cases of COVID-19 in the past few weeks. The Second Wave of COVID-19 led to a shortage of healthcare facilities while the Active cases of the district reached 70,000 and above in April. However, the sudden drop in daily cases also led to a decrease in Active cases to 8093.
Although the decline in cases is a big relief for Orange City, another fungal infection ‘Mucormycosis’ or ‘Black Fungus’ which is taking a pace in COVID and COVID recovered patients is causing major problems for the authority.
Even with the decrease in COVID cases, Orange City stands on top of the list of patients suffering from the ‘Mucormycosis’ infection. According to the official report of Mucormycosis in Covid patients with 969 cases, Nagpur has the highest number of cases suffering from black fungus recorded till.
While other nearby areas Bhandara has 9 cases, Chandrapur has 69 cases, Gadchiroli has registered 0 cases. Gondia has 33 cases, Wardha has 76 cases taking the tally to 1156.
Orange city also stands top in the death list, as well as 77 people, have lost their lives due to the ‘Black Fungus’ while 82 fatalities have been reported in Nagpur Circle. With this 500 patients have defeated the black fungus and have been discharged from the hospital. The government is making efforts on increasing the production of life-save medicines in the treatment of black fungus. Wardha-based Genetic Life Sciences has manufactured Amphotericin B Emulsion injections for treating Mucormycosis. The distribution of the essential drug will begin from Monday at Rs 1200 each.