Cases of Mucormycosis or black fungus and deaths caused by it are rising rapidly in several states. Concerned over this, the Rajasthan government has issued a notification declaring black fungus as an epidemic in the state. As of Wednesday, the state had nearly 100 cases of black fungus. Experts say the black fungus infection is primarily affecting people who are recovering from Covid-19. Apart from Rajasthan, black fungus cases have also been reported in states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, among others.

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