Visakhapatnam, June 2.
Even as the corona curve shows downward trend in Visakhapatnam district, black fungus cases are on the rise causing a grave concern.
The number of black fungus cases in the district crossed the 100th mark in the district.
According to sources in the medical and health department, the fungal infection has so far claimed five lives in the district.
While over 80 persons with symptoms of the fungal infection are getting treatment in KGH, others have been admitted to various private hospitals in Vizag city.
Shortage of amphotericin B injection,which is being used as a part of the treatment, adds to the woes of the patients.
Meanwhile, the district , which saw a drastic fall in corona cases during the period between Sunday and Monday (544), however, recorded rise in cases between Monday and Tuesday (985).
Despite partial curfew, large gatherings at wine shops and meat stalls continue resulting in spread of the virus.