Black fungus declared epidemic in Jharkhand

On June 7, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said 28,252 cases of black fungus had been reported from 28 states/UTs in the country

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren has announced black fungus as an epidemic, the Chief Minister’s Office informed on Tuesday. On June 7, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said 28,252 cases of black fungus had been reported from 28 states/UTs in the country, of which 86 per cent cases had a history of COVID-19 and 62.3 per cent with a history of diabetes. Maharashtra had reported the maximum number of cases followed by Gujarat.

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