Coronavirus: Delhi has recorded 1,044 cases of ‘black fungus’ infection, says health minister

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said the city has recorded 1,044 cases of mucormycosis or “black fungus”. He added that 89 people have died so far due to the fungal infection, which has been reported among hundreds of recovered Covid-19 patients.

India on Thursday recorded 1,34,154 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, while deaths rose by 2,887. The country’s tally of infections now stands at 2,84,41,986 since the outbreak in January 2020, while the toll has reached 3,37,989, health ministry data showed.

The Centre has booked 30 crore doses of Hyderabad-based Biological-E’s coronavirus vaccine, which is undergoing Phase-3 clinical trials. It will make an advance payment of Rs 1,500 crore to the company.

Covid-19 has now infected over 17.10 crore people and killed over 35.61 lakh in the world since the pandemic broke out in December 2019, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The national helpline number is 011-23978046, and the toll-free number is 1075.

These are the helpline numbers for the states and Union Territories.

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