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39 Black Fungus deaths so far in Karnataka

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Representational Image: Health and family welfare minister Dr K Sudhakar holding discussion with KIMS officials during his visit to Hubbali.

Hubbali leads with 8 mucormycosis deaths, followed by 5 in Shivamogga, 4 each in Dakshina Kannada and Kalaburagi, and 3 each in Bengaluru and Hassan

BENGALURU:

Hubbali in North Karnataka currently leads in mucormycosis (Black Fungus) fatalities in the state, with 8 patients succumbing to the infection in the city’s KIMS hospital. The state as a whole has reported 39 such deaths so far.

In fact, it is for the first time that the state’s Health and Family Welfare department has included these cases in the bulletin it released to the media on Sunday.

A senior Health official said, “These deaths will undergo a detailed medical expert audit, and on receipt of the report further information will be provided on the cause of death.”

1,250 cases statewide

As per the Health Department, Karnataka has reported 1,250 Black Fungus cases so far, of which 1,193 cases are being treated in all 28 district headquarters.

The highest number of cases – 521 – is in Bengaluru, of which 508 are under treatment while 10 patients have been cured of the deadly disease and three have died. Dharwad district has reported 119 cases, of which 111 are being treated at Hubbali’s KIMS hospital. The district hasn’t reported a single patient getting cured of the disease.

While all the districts in Karnataka are treating Black Fungus cases, districts like Ballari, Chikkamagalur, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Gadag, Haveri, Mandya, Mysuru, Ramanagar, Tumakuru, Udupi, Uttara Kannada and Vijayapura have not registered a single death from the fundal infection.

Districtwise in terms of Black Fungus fatalities, Hubbali has reported 8 deaths, followed by Shivamogga (5), Kalaburagi and Dakshina Kannada (4 each), Bengaluru Urban and Hassan (3 each), Bengaluru Rural, Kolar and Koppal (2 each), and Bangalkot, Belagavi, Bidar, Chikkaballapura, Raichur and Yadgir one death each.

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