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What is mucormycosis, the deadly fungal infection among Covid patients

Cases of mucormycosis in Covid patients are on the rise in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi and the southern states of India. All you need to know about the black fungus, its symptoms, treatment & more

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BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 



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Cases of mucormycosis are on the rise in other states as well, including Gujarat, Odisha, Delhi and the southern states of India. Photo: Shutterstock

As a deadly second wave of continues to ravage India, cases of mucormycosis, a rare and life-threatening infection, are also being reported among Covid-19 patients and survivors. On Wednesday, two Covid patients died due to mucormycosis in Maharashtra's Thane district. According to the state's health minister, Rajesh Tope, there could be over 2,000 mucormycosis patients in the state as of now and with more and more Covid-19 cases coming up, "their number would increase for sure".

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First Published: Wed, May 12 2021. 14:32 IST

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