The patient, a resident of Ghaziabad, was brought to the hospital with post-Covid complications, which included breathing difficulties, blood in sputum and high-grade fever.
The patient from neighbouring Ghaziabad was brought to the hospital with post-Covid illness, which included breathing difficulties, blood in sputum and high grade fever.
The most plausible explanation for the recent surge in mucormycosis cases is believed to be the irrational and prolonged use of steroids in Covid-19 patients.
Kakinada Government General Hospital staff blamed increased footfall of patients for the black fungus medicine unavailability, as the district collector assured adequate supply of required medicines.
The health department data said Chittoor topped the chart with 782 total infections and 100 deaths. Guntur district is second with 740 total cases with 20 deaths.
According to the Health Department data, 2,687 surgeries have been performed on Black Fungus-infected persons in the state.
"A total of 3,836 cases of mucormycosis have been reported in the state. Of these, Bengaluru Urban has the highest number with 1,207 cases," said the Department of Health and Family Welfare
Bengaluru Urban records 1,207 cases, followed by Dharwad at 342
The couple married in 2000 had left a death note and Rs 1 lakh cash for their funeral. They were childless and also suffering from depression since last year as they did not have children.
Experts say control of steroid use as advised by task force helped reduce infections
According to a statement issued by the hospital, Senthil Murugan (37), a visually-challenged teacher from Salem, got Covid last year.
According to the data, Maharashtra stands first with 9,654 cases as on July 28 this year, followed by Gujarat with 6,846 cases, Andhra Pradesh with 4,209 cases and Tamil Nadu with 4,075 cases.
Cashless treatment in private hospitals if government facilities don’t have time slot for surgery within seven days
The Delhi government on March 27 had declared black fungus an epidemic, in view of its rising cases.
Covid wards are now reportedly on the second and third floors, with the fourth floor dedicated to mucormycosis (black fungus) cases. The rest of the hospital will be used for non-Covid cases.