Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 16/09/2021 14:19 
20.07.2021 20:11 News >> India Reports More Than 4,300 Deaths From 'Black Fungus' To Date

India Reports More Than 4,300 Deaths From 'Black Fungus' To Date

45,374 cases of deadly infection reported in country so far, says Health Ministry.

India has reported a total of 45,374 cases of a fungal infection, known as mucormycosis, and 4,332 related deaths, the country's Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
In a written reply to the upper house of the parliament, Bharati Pravin Pawar, the junior health minister, said that the highest number of deaths from mucormycosis were registered in the western state of Maharashtra (1,129), followed by Gujarat with 656 fatalities.
The minister said that 20,277 patients are still under treatment, while 19,073 have recovered.
During the second devastating wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country recorded a huge increase of mucormycosis cases – a fungal disease that is commonly referred to as "black fungus".
The Health Ministry said that for the last two months, mucormycosis cases in the country is showing a downward trend.
Mucormycosis is a dangerous fungal infection that mainly affects people who have a weak immune system causing loss of eyesight, removal of the nose and jaw bone.
Meanwhile, the country registered 30,093 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to over 31.3 million. The nationwide death toll stands at 414,482, as 374 new deaths were reported over the past day.
Over 410 million vaccine doses have so far been administered in the country, the Health Ministry said.
A study by the Center for Global Development, a US-based research group, said on Tuesday that the death toll from the coronavirus in India is up to 10 times higher than the officially reported figure.
"True deaths are likely to be in the several millions not hundreds of thousands, making this arguably India's worst human tragedy since partition and independence," the study said.
Meanwhile, the Indian government said that the fourth round of national sero survey has found that around 400 million people in the country are still vulnerable to the COVID-19 infection.
Seroprevalence indicates the frequency of individuals with antibodies to a particular virus in a population.
"Two-thirds of the general population had SARS-CoV-2 infections. A third of the population did not have any antibodies i.e. approximately 40 crore (400 million) population of this country is still vulnerable," Dr. Balram Bhargava, the head of the Indian Council of Medical Research, said at a news briefing on Tuesday. -



        Latest News
Legendary Basketball Coach Ivkovic Passes Away At 78 10 minutes ago...
Dusan Ivkovic was among 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors, entered FIBA Hall of Fame in 2017.
Libya Resumes Oil Exports At Sidra, Ras Lanuf Ports 10 minutes ago...
Sit in by protesters demanding jobs kept ports suspended for days.
Turkey's Bursa Named 2022 Culture Capital Of Turkic World 10 minutes ago...
Bursa, one of former capital cities of Ottoman Empire, home to historical sites, architectural works.
Turkey, Hungary Tourism Climbs Again After Pandemic Jolt -35 minutes ago...
Heartening rebound sees Turkey welcome over 31,000 visitors from Hungary in 8 months of 2021.
EU International Trade Up In July -35 minutes ago...
Bloc's exports, imports post annual rise in July.

 
      Top News
Pope Francis Calls Abortion 'Murder' But Says Bishops Should Shun Politics Pope Francis Calls Abortion 'Murder' But Says Bishops Should Shun Politics
Zambia's New HIV Infections Plummet But Number Of Infections Still High Globally Zambia's New HIV Infections Plummet But Number Of Infections Still High Globally
Pakistani Religious Party Official Urges International Community To Support Needy Afghans Pakistani Religious Party Official Urges International Community To Support Needy Afghans
88 Irregular Migrants Held Across Turkey 88 Irregular Migrants Held Across Turkey
European Markets Close Lower, US Gains After Mixed Opening European Markets Close Lower, US Gains After Mixed Opening
Trump Rips Alleged Milley Calls With China, Says Treason If True Trump Rips Alleged Milley Calls With China, Says Treason If True
'We Will Be Together Soon': Football Legend Pele Leaves ICU After Surgery 'We Will Be Together Soon': Football Legend Pele Leaves ICU After Surgery
Turkey, US Set To Hold Political Consultations In Washington Turkey, US Set To Hold Political Consultations In Washington
UN Dispatches 25 Truckloads Of Aid To Syria's Idlib UN Dispatches 25 Truckloads Of Aid To Syria's Idlib
Bahraini Ambassador To Israel Presents His Credentials Bahraini Ambassador To Israel Presents His Credentials