On Tuesday, Manipur has reported two cases of Black Fungus or mucormycosis cases in two different hospitals in the state.
The infection was found in two male patients admitted at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) and Shija Hospital after they were treated for coronavirus, the department said in a statement.
One 49-year-old man and another 45-year-old man are being currently treated at Regional Institute of Medical Science and at a private hospital in Imphal respectively.
Dr K Sasheekumar, spokesperson of the state health department, in a statement said, “All hospitals, health care centres or clinics are reminded to report such cases, failing of which may attract actions under the current pandemic act”.
“Aggressive Mass Covid-19 Testing drive” in Imphal West district has launched after the two reported case. The mass testing was announced by Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh.
The Chief Minister of the state said that the aim of initiating the mass testing drive was of early detection and early medication to mitigate the Covid-19 curve.
In the past 24 hours, Manipur detected 797 cases of COVID-19. The state reported 18 deaths during the period. With this, the total number of deaths in the state due to COVID-19 climbed up to 825.