As the dreaded Black Fungus or Mucormycosis disease — spreads across Uttar Pradesh, a case of White Fungus has been found in a patient from Mau district.
This is probably the first case of White Fungus that has been traced in India.
White fungus was detected in a 70-year-old man who had been earlier treated for Covid-19 at a Delhi hospital in April and was discharged following his recovery.
He was consistently on steroids following his recovery from Covid-19. After some time, he developed eye floaters (jelly-like substance inside the eyes) and lost his eyesight.
Following his vitreous biopsy, the White Fungus infection was confirmed.
The man is undergoing treatment.
Medical experts say that not much evidence has been found of the White Fungus spreading to other states, but experts feel that it can be as virulent as the virus, as per the reports. The mortality rate of White Fungus is currently unknown.
The patients, infected with White Fungus, showed Covid-like symptoms, but were tested negative. The medical experts believe an HRCT scan may be required to trace the fungal infection, as the reports claimed.
DC de-notified 12 Micro Containment Zones
Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, Ashok Sharma said that 12 micro containment zones have been de-notified after extensive testing and zero COVID positive reports. He said 16 other micro-containment zones would be de-notified as and when the administration is fully satisfied about the safety in these areas.
Briefing the media about the Covid situation, he complemented the PRIs, Health education department, Education Department, Police Department, Rural Development Department and Social welfare Department for their extensive efforts in combating the pandemic.
Giving details, the DC informed that during the 2nd wave 1475 cases were reported in the District, out of which 1260 have recovered and 201 are still active, which is the lowest number since March, 2021. Among them 13 are admitted in District Hospital, 33 are in CCCs and rest are in home isolation and are being provided medical treatment.
He briefed that the recovery rate has continuously picked up, while the positivity rate dropped to 2.70% this week.
He further said that the district has inoculated 72.85% persons of 45 yr old and above till date, while door to door Vaccination drive is being conducted in the district to cover the rest.
Concerned tehsildars and BDOs under the supervision of SDMs are closely monitoring the progress on vaccination and the Covid Mitigation measures in the district, he informed.
While giving details about the Covid care, he informed that sufficient oxygen cylinders and concentrators are available in the District, while 882 Covid Kits containing essential medicines and oximeter have been distributed among the COVID positive patients till date.
He appealed the masses to stick to the COVID19 appropriate behaviour and follow the SOPs in letter and spirit to break the chain completely.
Further, the DC Kishtwar informed that the people can approach the district administration on the Twitter account of DC Kishtwar: @dckishtwar and the official Twitter account of DIC Kishtwar: @Dkishtwar.
Army rescues 41 civilians stranded due to heavy rains on Mughal Road
The Indian Army rescued 41 civilians stranded at blocked Mughal Road in Jammu following heavy rains, informed Defence PRO, Jammu on Saturday.
During a 3-hour-long night rescue operation on Friday, the stranded civilians were evacuated.
According to Defence PRO, the Mughal Road was blocked due to heavy rainfall, uprooted trees and lightning.
“On 11 June, in swift 3 hrs long night rescue ops, #IndianArmy rescued 41 civilians, stranded at blocked #MughalRoad due to heavy rainfall, uprooted trees and lightning at between Ratta Chamb and Mansar Mod in #Poonch. All help and support extend to them,” Defence PRO had said in a tweet.
The rescued passengers were provided food and heating arrangements and no injuries were reported in the operation.
“The civilians were highly appreciative of the swift action of the Army which saved them from vagaries of weather and harsh terrain,” Army said.
India reports lowest one-day rise in COVID-19 cases after 71 days
India on Sunday (June 13, 2021) reported its lowest one-day rise in the COVID-19 cases after 71 days. The country recorded 80,834 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the figures by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed.
India’s active caseload has now declined to 10,26,159, while the weekly positivity rate has dropped to 4.74% and the daily positivity rate stands at 4.25%.
There were also 3,303 coronavirus-related deaths between Saturday and Sunday morning.
So far, there have been 2.94 crore cases and 3.70 lakh fatalities across the country.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare also informed that 1,32,062 patients recovered in the last 24 hours. India now has registered 2.80 crore recoveries and the recovery rate has improved to 95.26%.
Meanwhile, more than 25.31 crore coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered across the country.
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