A doctor of Lyari General Hospital, who was treating coronavirus patients, has died after contracting the disease on Saturday, Sindh health department reported.
Dr Umer Adnan contracted the virus a few days ago, the health department said adding that the brother of the deceased is also being treated for COVID-19 at a private hospital.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that the deceased’s wife and other acquaintances are also being tested for the deadly infection.
It is pertinent to mention here that 25 doctors have died due to the coronavirus in Sindh so far.
According to the ministry of national health services data from last week, the country has seen a steep rise in COVID-19 infections among the frontline heroes, surging to over 6,000 nationwide from 5,000.
Around 70 healthcare workers have died due to the virus in the line of duty — with the majority of deaths being recorded in Sindh, according to the data.