Ahmedabad saw 25, Rajkot 10 cases of mucormycosis over past 2 months.. Image Source: IANS News

Panaji, May 17 : For the first time, six cases of mucormycosis or black fungus were detected in Covid patients in Goa on Monday, a senior health official said.

"Six cases of mucormycosis were detected in Covid patients. Such cases may be expected in patients with high diabetes," Dr Shivanand Bandekar, Dean of the state's biggest Covid facility, the Goa Medical College, told reporters here.

Meanwhile, 1,562 new Covid cases were detected in Goa on Monday, taking the total count to 25,753.

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