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Assam: AMCH reports its first case of black fungus

DIBRUGARH: The first case of Mucormycosis, commonly known as black fungus, has been detected in Assam Medical College and Hospital.

As per sources, the patient is currently undergoing treatment at the AMCH post-COVID ward. This is a post-COVID case.

AMCH officials said that this is the first case of black fungus reported in AMCH.

The patient admitted in Medicine Unit – I who developed the infection reportedly hails from Lakhimpur, Assam.

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The case, which was reported last night, was diagnosed through the joint effort of Department of Medicine, ENT, Microbiology and Ophthalmology.

Dibrugarh in the last 24 hours registered 205 new cases of COVID-19 out of 11941 tests done.

Though the district has been a hotbed of COVID-19 since the second wave hit the state of Assam, in last 24 hours, Dibrugarh’s positivity rate dipped below 2 per cent.

Assam on the other hand reported 3571 fresh cases of COVID and 40 sucumbbed to the virus in last 24 hours.

It needs mention here that Assam declared black fungus as a notifiable disease in the month of May following a patient’s death in a private hospital of Guwahati.

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