Diabetes, Covid Primary Causes of Mucormycosis Infection

9 Jun, 2021 14:49 IST|Sakshi Post

Despite a drop in COVID cases across Telangana, black fungus cases are Increasing by the day. As many as 28, 252 black fungus cases have been reported from 28 states and UTs. A majority of the cases have been reported from Maharastra and Gujarat, said Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.


According to Vardhan, 86 percent of Mucormycosis infections had a history of Covid-19, and 62.3 percent have a history of diabetes.

The highest number of mucormycosis cases were recorded in Maharashtra (6,339), followed by Gujarat (5,486), according to the Union Health Minister, who chaired the 28th meeting of the high-level Group of Ministers on Coronavirus through video conference. Dr VK Paul, member (Health), NITI Aayog, gave a brief overview of India's vaccination status, preparation for pediatrics Covid-19 treatment, and the path forward to avoid the third wave of the virus.

According to the NITI Aayog member, India took 141 days to reach the 23 crore mark in cumulative doses administered, which is still the second-highest in the world behind the United States, which took 134 days. "India is also one of the world's fastest countries in terms of the number of doses administered so far. Out of 88.7 crore people who have been administered at least one dose globally, India accounts for 17.9 crore, which is 20.2% of the global coverage," said Dr Paul .
 

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