24th May 2021
'Black fungus' strikes fear in India as Covid deaths pass 300,000
India became only the third country to record 300,000 Covid-19 deaths on Monday amid growing fears about a potentially fatal fungal infection striking some of those who have battled the virus.
Over 8,800 total cases of the so-called black fungus, known as mucormycosis, have been recorded across India, the country's minister of chemicals and fertilizers, Sadananda Gowda, said in a tweet Saturday.
Although Gowda did not share the official number of deaths caused by mucormycosis, The Associated P