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Uttar Pradesh: Black fungus tally rises to 506; Lucknow worst hit with160 cases

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Lucknow: As ‘Black Fungus’ epidemic grasps India with the rising threat of infection in COVID-19 patient, the Uttar Pradesh, as of Friday, recorded a rise in fungal infection cases with unprecedented jump to 506 cases. The mucormycosis or black fungus is spreading across the state and has been recorded across 66 state health centres, the Health Department reports highlighted.

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Already been declared as a notifiable disease in several states across the country, black fungus is playing havoc in state capital and with 160 cases Lucknow has been the highest contributor to the fungal infection.

On Sunday, the administration at Lucknow’s King George’s Medical University (KGMU) stated that they dealing with 124 cases of black fungus. Besides the Medical University, RMLIMS with 14 cases and Chandan Hospital with 16 cases are actively fighting the perils of Mucormycosis in Lucknow.

In addition to these, the Super Speciality Hospital, Burns and Trauma Centre and Era’s Lucknow Medical College and Hospital have also emerged as significant treatment units against the fungal spread. These centres are dealing with 5 and 1 cases of black fungus, respectively.

The statewide report lists UP’s Meerut division next to Lucknow, in terms of infection spread, with 115 Mucormycosis cases. This index further includes Ghaziabad with 46 cases, Gautam Buddha Nagar with 23 cases along with 17 infections in Varanasi and 10 in Agra. Jaunpur, Azamgarh, Ghazipur, Gorakhpur and Bareilly line up next, with 8 cases each.

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