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Thane: Bhiwandi reports its first death due to black fungus

11:14 AM Jun 16, 2021 | PTI

Thane: Bhiwandi town in Maharashtra's Thane district has reported its first fatality due to mucormycosis or black fungus with the death of a woman conservancy staffer of the local civic body, a medical officer said. However, the deceased had not tested positive for the coronavirus infection and she was suffering from diabetes and hypertension, Dr K R Kharat, medical officer of Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation (BNCMC), said on Tuesday.

The 44-year-old deceased had developed black fungus symptoms recently. She was first admitted to Thane Civil Hospital and was later transferred to J J Hospital in Mumbai, he said.

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But since her condition worsened, the patient was sent to St George Hospital, where she died during treatment in the wee hours of Tuesday, he added.

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