11:31 (IST) Jun 14

Black fungus cases in Maharashtra soar to 7,395

Maharashtra's cumulative count of black fungus or mucormycosis cases reached 7,395 on Sunday, as per the state health department. Of these, 644 people infected to black fungus have died, while 2,212 have recovered from the disease. The maximum number of black fungus cases were reported in Pune, Nagpur, Nashik and Solapur districts. Recently, the state government has put a cap on the rates for treatment of mucormycosis or black fungus, at private hospitals. Read more