Ranchi: With a rise in mucormycosis or Black fungus cases in Jharkhand, the state government has directed the health machinery to be on high alert and extend all possible care to the affected people, an official said on Saturday.

Mucormycosis is a fungal infection leading to prolonged morbidity and even mortality among COVID-19 patients.

Jharkhand has reported 26 death due to the same while 50  people have recovered.