Maharashtra: Bhiwandi town reports its first death due to black fungus

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Updated: June 16, 2021 10:11 AM

Bhiwandi town in Maharashtra's Thane district has reported its first fatality due to mucormycosis or black fungus with the death of a woman conservancy staffer of the local civic body, a medical officer said.

black fungus in maharashtraThe 44-year-old deceased had developed black fungus symptoms recently. (Representational image: PTI)

Bhiwandi town in Maharashtra’s Thane district has reported its first fatality due to mucormycosis or black fungus with the death of a woman conservancy staffer of the local civic body, a medical officer said.

However, the deceased had not tested positive for the coronavirus infection and she was suffering from diabetes and hypertension, Dr K R Kharat, medical officer of Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation (BNCMC), said on Tuesday.

The 44-year-old deceased had developed black fungus symptoms recently. She was first admitted to Thane Civil Hospital and was later transferred to J J Hospital in Mumbai, he said.

But since her condition worsened, the patient was sent to St George Hospital, where she died during treatment in the wee hours of Tuesday, he added.

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