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Covid-19: Second Black Fungus patient succumbs in Jammu division

Another black fungus patient succumbed on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir while 8 patients suspected to be suffering from mucormycosis are being treated in the region.

Authorities said a victim of the black fungus infection belonging to Poonch district succumbed in the hospital on Wednesday.

This is the second black fungus death in J&K. The first victim died at the government medical college hospital in Jammu on May 22.

Officials said 8 suspected patients of black fungus are being treated in J&K at present.

“Among the fresh cases, 2 are in Jammu, 3 in Kathua and 1 each in Reasi, Srinagar and Udhampur districts.

“Test reports of suspected patients under treatment are still awaited”, official sources said.

The J&K government earlier this week declared mucormycosis as an epidemic disease under Section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897.

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