As a deadly second wave of coronavirus 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