The mucormycosis cases in Nagpur region are increasing fast and are likely to cross 2,000 mark within a few days. In the last 24 hours, six cases have been reported taking the cumulative affected figure to 1960.
The dreaded fungal infection, commonly called ‘Black Fungus’, is said to be spreading among the patients who had suffered nCorona 19 infection. Moreover, those who were administered corticosteroids and/or had co-morbidity, are the major sufferers.
Six new cases have been reported in last 24 hours, by the District Information Office. Out of the total 6 new cases 5 cases were reported from Nagpur, while one is from Gondia.
The threat of this fungal infection is not over as yet. If not detected at its early stage, it may be fatal. Even if the patient survives, the effect is horrible. Many persons had to be operated upon and lost one or both eyes.
Highest number of cases of Black Fungus in the country have been reported from Maharashtra and the majority of them are from Nagpur.
The death rate due to the infection is stated to be 8.98%, which is higher than the death rate due to Coronavirus. Surgeries on 74.90% cases of Black Fungus were required, which is very high. A total of 1381 patients have recovered and discharged after treatment. While 176 people died in the region till date, which include 159 from Nagpur city. Following Nagpur, Wardha and Chandrapur cities are major sufferes. The number of patients reported are 131 and 106 respectively.