New Delhi, May 22: Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers DV Sadananda Gowda on Saturday said India has recorded 8,848 cases of mucormycosis so far. Mucormycosis, also called black fungus, is a fungal infection with a mortality rate of whopping 50 percent. Gujarat topped the list of states with highest number of mucormycosis cases. As per the figures provided by Sadanad Gowada, Gujarat has reported 2,281 cases of mucormycosis till now. Mucormycosis, COVID-19-Triggered Fungal Infection, Found in 6 Patients at Delhi Hospital; Know All About the Serious Disease With Mortality Rate of 50%.

Maharashtra has the second-highest number of black fungus cases at 2000. Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Telangana registered mucormycosis cases in three digits. There was no mention of death in the data provided by Gowda. Here's a list of states with number of mucormycosis cases. Mucormycosis in Maharashtra: Corona’s Evil Cousin ‘Black Fungus’ Claims 100 Lives in State, Says Rajesh Tope.

List of States With Number of Mucormycosis Cases

State No of Mucormycosis Cases
Maharashtra 2000
Gujarat 2281
Telangana 350
Madhya Pradesh 720
Karnataka 500
Delhi 197
Haryana 250
Uttar Pradesh 112
Rajasthan 700
Chhattisgarh 87
Bihar 56
Uttarakhand 2
Jharkhand 27
Odisha 15
Tamil Nadu 40
Kerala 36
Goa 12
West Bengal 1
Punjab 95
Assam 0
Himachal Pradesh 0
Mizoram 0
Nagaland 0
Puducherry 0
Ladakh 0
Sikkim 0
Jammu and Kashmir 0
Andaman and Nicobar 0
Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli 0
Arunachal Pradesh 0
Manipur 0
Meghalaya 0
Tripura 1
Lakshadweep 0
Andhra Pradesh 910
Chandigarh 8

Gowda also said, taking note of the increasing number of black fungus cases, the central government has emphasised upon expediting the allocation of vials of Amphotericin-B, a key drug to treat raging mucormycosis. He announced an allocation of 23,680 additional vials of Amphotericin-B to states.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on May 22, 2021 06:32 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website