Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir has reported its first death by Covid-triggered black fungus or Mucormycosis, officials said on Friday.
They said a 40-year-old patient infected with Black Fungus , having recently “recuperated” of COVID-19 infection, died at Government Medical College Jammu.
Principal GMC Jammu, Dr Shashi Sudan said that the person was under observation for last two days and subsequently succumbed this afternoon at the health facility. “The patient had recently recovered from Covid-19 and was now suffering from uncontrolled diabetes”, she said. “The patient had Mycormycosis apparently due to long term use of steroid drugs.”
Meanwhile it has been learnt that the deceased, a resident of Poonch district, was admitted to the health facility on May 19.